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miscarriage Line breaks: mis|car¦riage
Pronunciation: /mɪsˈkarɪdʒ/

Definition of miscarriage in English:


1The spontaneous or unplanned expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is able to survive independently: his wife had a miscarriage [mass noun]: 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.
spontaneous abortion, stillbirth
2An unsuccessful outcome of something planned: the miscarriage of the project
failure, foundering, ruin, ruination, collapse, breakdown, thwarting, frustration, undoing, reversal, setback, unsuccessfulness, aborting, non-fulfilment, misfiring, mismanagement, perversion

Words that rhyme with miscarriage

carriage, disparage, Harwich, intermarriage, marriage
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