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Abort   /əbˈɔrt/   Listen
Abort

verb
1.
Terminate before completion.  "Abort the process running on my computer"
2.
Cease development, die, and be aborted.
3.
Terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion.



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... they became useless, they might also become injurious, on account of their delicacy of organisation and liability to accidents and disease; in which case natural selection would begin to act to reduce, and finally abort them; and this explains why, in some cases, the rudimentary eye remains, although completely covered by a protective outer skin. Whales, like moas and cassowaries, carry us back to a remote past, ...
— Darwinism (1889) • Alfred Russel Wallace



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



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