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abort

Saltos de línea: abort
Pronunciación: /əˈbɔːt
 
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Definición de abort en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
1Carry out or undergo the abortion of (a fetus): Louisiana allows women to abort an embryo up to 12 weeks old [no object]: the right to abort must remain a key element of a woman’sreproductive rights’
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Most trisomy fetuses are spontaneously aborted.
  • Scientists were harvesting these stem cells from embryos left over from IVF treatments or using aborted embryos.
  • A suit of this kind, considered a case of ‘wrongful birth,’ assumes that the obstetrician's negligence denied the parents the option of aborting a defective fetus.
Sinónimos
terminate, end;
have an abortion
1.1 [no object] (Of a pregnant woman or female animal) have a miscarriage, with loss of the fetus: an organism that infects sheep and can cause pregnant ewes to abort
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If an ultrasound reveals that a fetus is female, the woman may abort.
  • Many of these women aborted not to please themselves, but to preserve relationships: with their mothers, with their families in general, with their boyfriends.
  • But most of all, what stood out was the fact that these women aborted to preserve relationships.
Sinónimos
miscarry, have a miscarriage
1.2 [no object] Biology (Of an embryonic organ or organism) remain undeveloped; fail to mature.
Example sentences
  • If endosperm cell division is halted at an early stage, kernels abort and fail to set seed.
  • Pistils aborting prior to silique formation are indicated with arrows.
  • However, in the inbred line 66% of second-ear branches aborted, and no plants had more than two mature ears.
2Bring to a premature end because of a problem or fault: the flight crew aborted the take-off
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If a small bird makes a dent in a plane in flight, the pilot may abort the flight and bring the aircraft back for inspection.
  • The MyTravel pilot aborted take-off and performed an emergency stop of his Airbus A321 craft.
  • Hundreds of passengers were on board and only the quick reactions of one of the pilots, who aborted his take-off after reaching more than 115 mph, averted disaster.
Sinónimos
halt, stop, end, call off, cut short, discontinue, terminate, arrest, suspend, check, nullify
informal scrub, axe, pull the plug on
fail, come to a halt, end, terminate, miscarry, go wrong, not succeed, fall through, break down, be frustrated, collapse, founder, come to grief, fizzle out, flop

sustantivo

informal or technical Volver al principio  
1An act of aborting a flight, space mission, or other enterprise: an abort because of bad weather
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Because of bad timing and aborts, squadrons couldn't find each other.
  • A mission abort was a serious issue and considered unacceptable.
  • Prognostics capability will make it possible to replace about-to-fail parts before they fail, reducing system failures, in-flight aborts, and aircraft accidents.
1.1An aborted enterprise: I’ve wasted almost a year on an abort
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He had told him to be five minutes early and if Smolensk failed to show up, that would count as an abort.

Origen

mid 16th century: from Latin aboriri 'miscarry', from ab- 'away, from' + oriri 'be born'.

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