abortion - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/əˈbɔː(r)ʃ(ə)n/
singularabortion
pluralabortions
  1. [countable] a medical operation in which a developing baby is removed from a woman’s body so that it is not born alive
    have an abortion:

    She had an abortion when she was 15 years old.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the practice of performing abortions, as a social or political issue

      society’s attitude to abortion