abort

Definitions

Agriculture

  • verb to stop a process or the development of something before it is finished, or to stop developing
  • verb to end a pregnancy in an animal and prevent the birth of young
  • verb to give birth before the usual end of a pregnancy

Aviation

  • verb to stop something taking place
  • verb to end something before it has finished

Computing

Electronics

  • To intentionally terminate a process before it is meant to end.
  • To interrupt a process before it is meant to end.

Medical

  • verb to eject an embryo or fetus, or to cause an embryo or fetus to be ejected, and so end a pregnancy before the fetus is fully developed
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