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“… you're both so it wasn't an abort option …”

meanings of abort


  1. To miscarry; to bring forth (non-living) offspring prematurely.
  2. To end prematurely; to stop in the preliminary stages; to turn back.
  3. To terminate a process prior to completion.
  4. To cause an organism to develop minimally; to cause rudimentary development to happen; to prevent maturation.
  5. To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to cease organic growth before maturation; to become sterile.
  6. To abandon a mission at any point after the beginning of the mission and prior to its completion.
  7. To cause a premature termination of (a fetus); to end a pregnancy before term.
  8. To stop or fail at something in the preliminary stages.
  9. To terminate a mission involving a missile or rocket; to destroy a missile or rocket prematurely.


  1. An event involving the abort of a process.
  2. The product of a miscarriage; an aborted offspring; an abortion.
  3. An early termination of a mission, action, or procedure in relation to missiles or spacecraft; the craft making such a mission.
  4. The function used to abort a process.
  5. A miscarriage; an untimely birth; an abortion.

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