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verb abort pronunciation in British English /əˈbɔː(r)t/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyabort
he/she/itaborts
present participleaborting
past tenseaborted
past participleaborted
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    [intransitive/transitive] to remove a developing baby from a womans body, so that it is not born alive, or to be removed in this way
    The decision was taken to abort the foetus.
    Certain drugs may cause the foetus to abort.

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