Definition of aborning in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈbôrniNG/


chiefly North American
While being born or produced: the idea died aborning
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  • But in privileging economic factors and forces, as Heymann has done, and ignoring, for the most part, cultural and historical forces, which she has also done, her argument is going to die aborning once it hits the light of political day.
  • Without this sixth ‘point of emphasis’ Dr. Anderson's five ‘points of emphasis’ will - and should - die aborning.
  • The most enthusiastic supporters of the various plans had a big stake in the new program, Castle, which would die aborning if Haven ceased to exist.


Being born or produced: in the early 1960s, hippiedom was aborning
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  • Here Weiner and Slater previewed their aborning musical version of ‘Lost in America ‘to a panel of professionals led by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked).’
  • Dan expressed the view that the iPod may be our Duchampian icon, the most important cultural signifier of an age just aborning.’
  • A city is a core, a relic of the past, while suburbs - constantly aborning farther and farther from the tired center - are fresh, vital, forward-looking.


1930s: from a- 'in the process of' + borning, verbal noun from born (North American dialect usage) 'to be born'.

Words that rhyme with aborning

awning, dawning, morning, mourning, spawning, warning

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Syllabification: a·born·ing

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