Definition of miscarriage in English:

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miscarriage

Pronunciation: /ˈmisˌkerij/
Pronunciation: /misˈkerij/

noun

1The expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is able to survive independently, especially spontaneously or as the result of accident: his wife had a miscarriage some pregnancies result in miscarriage
More example sentences
  • Some investigators have found statistical associations between induced abortion and subsequent miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies.
  • Relatively new is the medical approach to spontaneous miscarriages.
  • Pregnant women are usually warned to avoid all contact with cats and cat feces to avoid exposure to Toxoplasma gondii, a microbe that can cause miscarriages or damage to fetuses.
Synonyms
stillbirth, spontaneous abortion
2An unsuccessful outcome of something planned: the miscarriage of the project
Synonyms
failure, foundering, ruin, ruination, collapse, breakdown, thwarting, frustration, undoing, nonfulfillment, mismanagement

Words that rhyme with miscarriage

carriage, disparage, Harwich, intermarriage, marriage

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Syllabification: mis·car·riage

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