abort·​ed ə-ˈbȯr-təd How to pronounce aborted (audio)
: stopped before completion especially because of problems or danger
an aborted rocket launch
: 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 Gene Roddenberry’s Ashes Earlier this year, after a series of aborted attempts, a portion of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s ashes finally reached the cosmos. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 6 May 2024 The aborted muon collider effort was more popular with accelerator experts than particle physicists, says Diktys Stratakis, an accelerator physicist at Fermilab who took part in it. Byadrian Cho, science.org, 28 Mar. 2024 The existence of the Lakewood station tattoos and the aborted probe into them did not become public until this week, when the county watchdog released a 50-page report examining gaps in the department’s efforts to rein in deputy gangs. Keri Blakinger, Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2024 Mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin died in a plane crash last year, just months after leading his Wagner Group forces in an aborted mutiny against the Kremlin. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 16 Feb. 2024 Indeed, after the company finally went public in 2021 (following an aborted attempt two years earlier), Endeavor’s market capitalization slid from $10.6 billion to under $7 billion by the end of 2022. Tyler Aquilina, Variety, 29 Nov. 2023 After the aborted mutiny, the mercenary leader’s plane mysteriously fell out of the sky in August and he was subsequently confirmed to have died in the crash through genetic testing, Russian authorities said. Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN, 16 Feb. 2024 One unresolved technical issue on the Ariane 6 program stems from an aborted test of the upper stage's Vinci engine on a test stand in Germany in early December. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 2 Feb. 2024 On Monday, Prigozhin posted an 11-minute audio message via Telegram for the first time since the aborted march June 24. Yasmeen Serhan, Time, 26 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aborted was in 1611

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“Aborted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aborted. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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