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Abort  v. i.  
To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely.
(Biol.) To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile.
To stop, cease, or fail prior to normal completion.

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"Abort" Quotes from Famous Books

... It ignores the past where lie the keys to all play activities. True play never practises what is phyletically new; and this, industrial life often calls for. It exercises many atavistic and rudimentary functions, a number of which will abort before maturity, but which live themselves out in play like the tadpole's tail, that must be both developed and used as a stimulus to the growth of legs which will otherwise never mature. In place of this mistaken and misleading view, ...
— Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene • G. Stanley Hall

... 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 ...
— Manual of Surgery - Volume First: General Surgery. Sixth Edition. • Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

Words linked to "Abort" :   pop off, choke, termination, give-up the ghost, snuff it, discharge, conclusion, drop dead, decease, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, abortive, pass, conceive, pass away, exhaust, exit, croak, abortion, go, expel

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