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Definition of "abort" []

  • To give birth prematurely or before term; miscarry. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cease growth before full development or maturation. (verb-intransitive)
  • To terminate an operation or procedure, as with a project, missile, airplane, or space vehicle, before completion. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to terminate (a pregnancy) prematurely, especially before the fetus is viable. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause the expulsion of (an embryo or fetus) before it is viable. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "abort" in a sentence
  • "Also, per the other thread, I think the load at abort is 15g, and Jimfromnsf once said that the driving factor was outrunning the shockwave of a second stage explosion."
  • "The report says that an abort is unsurvivable if it happens between the 30 and 60 second marks."
  • "I may be wrong but if I remember correctly the 2 sec requirements for abort is the same as the LES/Apollo on Saturn V."