aborted

adjective abort·ed \ ə-ˈbȯr-təd \
Updated on: 10 Apr 2018

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.

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