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Abort  v. t.  To cause (an action or process) to stop at an early stage, or before normal completion; as, to abort a rocket flight.

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"Abort" Quotes from Famous Books

... and the joint returns to normal. A remarkable feature of the condition is that the effusion into the joint recurs at regular intervals, it may be over a period of years. Psychic conditions have been known to induce attacks, and sometimes to abort them or even to cause their disappearance. Hence it has been recommended that treatment by suggestion should be employed along with tonic doses of quinine ...
— Manual of Surgery - Volume First: General Surgery. Sixth Edition. • Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

... means study to nip all childhood twitchings in the bud; remembering all the while that childhood—the formative period for the nervous system of the child—presents the golden opportunity to prevent and abort the more grave neuroses of later life. There may be a special contraction of one or more muscles of the eyeball which produces either a "cross-eye," when the contraction is convergent, or a turning of one eye outward when ...
— The Mother and Her Child • William S. Sadler

... also been shown that as the result of such a process the relative sizes of the planets would be likely to take the order which they now follow; that the ring immediately succeeding that of Jupiter would be likely to abort and produce a great number of tiny planets instead of one good-sized one; that the outer planets would be likely to have many moons, and that Saturn, besides having the greatest number of moons, would be likely to retain some of his ...
— The Unseen World and Other Essays • John Fiske

Words linked to "Abort" :   go, decease, miscarry, ending, kick the bucket, pass, eject, exit, expire, die, cash in one's chips, conk, end, snuff it, abortive, buy the farm, conceive, pass away, discharge, give-up the ghost, termination, exhaust, croak, perish, abortion

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