aborted

adjective
abort·​ed | \ ə-ˈbȯr-təd How to pronounce aborted (audio) \

Definition of aborted

1 : stopped before completion especially because of problems or danger an aborted rocket launch
2 : failing to achieve the desired result : ending without success : abortive He made several aborted attempts to escape.

Examples of aborted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Tim Rudd, R- Murfreesboro, said that family pets are accorded greater respect in death than aborted fetuses. al, "Tennessee considers requiring cremation or burial of aborted fetal remains," 20 Apr. 2021 That event, known as the Iran hostage crisis, led to the deaths of eight US servicemen in an aborted rescue attempt and contributed to the defeat of President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election. Emily Langer, BostonGlobe.com, "Penelope Laingen, who united nation with yellow ribbons during Iran hostage crisis, dies at 89," 17 Apr. 2021 That event, known as the Iran hostage crisis, led to the deaths of eight U.S. servicemen in an aborted rescue attempt and contributed to the defeat of President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Penelope Laingen, who united nation with yellow ribbons during Iran hostage crisis, dies at 89," 16 Apr. 2021 Jeffress is among numerous religious leaders who say the leading vaccines are acceptable given their remote, indirect links to lines of cells developed from aborted fetuses. David Crary, Star Tribune, "Vaccine skepticism runs deep among white evangelicals in US," 5 Apr. 2021 Some object to the distant connection to aborted fetal tissue, particularly with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Why "the pathway to ending the pandemic runs through the evangelical church"," 4 Apr. 2021 But Boulder’s aborted effort to control the kind of weapons used in such attacks has illustrated the daunting challenge of cities that try to go it on their own: Aggressive legal challenges have successfully undermined some local ordinances. New York Times, "Boulder’s Pain Is Deepened by a Lost Fight for Gun Control," 24 Mar. 2021 The hotel left 2020 behind with a pile of aborted opening dates in September, October and December. Washington Post, "Opening a new hotel is never easy. Try doing it during a pandemic.," 19 Mar. 2021 Neither of these vaccines have used cell lines originating in tissue taken from aborted babies in their design, development, and production. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "Catholic leaders in Michigan express concern about Johnson & Johnson vaccine," 8 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of aborted

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Aborted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aborted. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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