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Abort   /əbˈɔrt/   Listen

The act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed.  "He sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area"

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"Abort" Quotes from Famous Books

... straining and labor pains, give Tincture Opii one ounce, placing in gelatin capsule and give with capsule gun every two hours. One to two doses, however, are generally sufficient as the mare will either abort or the dangerous period will have passed. Keep the animal quiet and feed good nutritious food and pure water with chill taken off in small quantities but often. Disinfect the mare's quarters thoroughly. A good general tonic should be used in this condition, one that will strengthen and assist nature ...
— The Veterinarian • Chas. J. Korinek

... afforded by any poultice. It is perfectly harmless, and may be used with decided benefit in aborting or preventing many inflammatory diseases. Applied in the early stages of a boil, felon, or carbuncle it may either abort the trouble or, if the disease has already progressed too far, it will hasten suppuration and shorten the course of the disease. When a poultice is indicated in bronchitis or pleurisy it is an excellent one to use; it will afford much comfort, and often hasten recovery. In nursing ...
— The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI) • Various

... colour; the stamens are generally reduced in number and become straight, so that the whole flower resembles that of the allied genus Erodium. The correlation between these changes is well shown when one of the two upper petals alone loses its dark mark, for in this case the nectary does not entirely abort, but is usually much ...
— The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2) • Charles Darwin

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

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