abort·ed | \ə-ˈbȯr-təd \

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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The new people mover system comes after numerous aborted rail plans, including a bullet train from LAX to Las Vegas, another high-speed rail line from LAX to San Diego and the Green Line, which was supposed to go to LAX but never did. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Will LAX people mover be a game-changer for travelers using the airport? L.A. hopes so," 12 Apr. 2018 Filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission from an early, aborted 1999 Starboard deal show that Levine's three companies were valued together at $47 million. David Smiley, Joey Flechas And Danny Rivero, miamiherald, "Hustle and Flow: How Philip Levine made the money that’s financing his bid for governor," 10 July 2018 Reports about isolated offenses by migrants ranging from rape to murder to aborted and successful terror plots have become a daily staple of the tabloid press, contributing to a hardening of opinions about migrants. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, "Immigration Backlash Erodes Merkel’s Power in Conservative Stronghold," 26 June 2018 The only thing that was guaranteed was an aborted baby. Amber Leventry, Longreads, "Making Peace with Selective Reduction," 29 June 2018 The four-limbed thru-hiker had already honed this injury-cheating technique on both his successful thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2011 and during a previous, aborted attempt at the Patagonia-to-Alaska record in 2015. Matt Maynard, Outside Online, "Setting a Speed Record from Patagonia to Alaska," 25 June 2018 This is the same hamstring that tore early in his aborted winter ball stint in Venezuela in 2016 and the same hamstring that bothered him that spring, last season, this spring and then now. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: Is anyone untouchable ahead of this year's trade deadline?," 24 June 2018 Reporters were not allowed at the NovaCare Complex Tuesday but will be present Wednesday, when the aborted celebration is sure to remain a potent topic. Les Bowen, Philly.com, "Eagles dominate national conversation without saying much, get sympathy and advice from LeBron James," 5 June 2018 Mr Salvini has said the League had booked a thousand town squares to explain the aborted government’s programme, and will now use the bookings for protest rallies of its own. The Economist, "Italy’s bond yields rise as it heads for another election," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of aborted

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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