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 After an aborted WeWork IPO in 2019, SoftBank bailed out the company at a valuation $39 billion lower than its peak, sparking an extensive mea culpa to investors from Mr. Son. Eliot Brown, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2022 And in 2000, another celebrity businessman in the tradition of Ross Perot made a brief, aborted run for the party's presidential nomination. Joel Mathis, The Week, 1 Aug. 2022 But a court action claiming the wrongful death of an aborted embryo or fetus is a more novel strategy, legal experts said. Nicole Santa Cruz, ProPublica, 19 July 2022 Police records, previously obtained by CNN, show the same 2002 Buick sedan driven by Walker the night he was shot by police was the target of an aborted vehicle pursuit in nearby New Franklin, Ohio, the night before. Polo Sandoval, CNN, 22 July 2022 But a court action claiming the wrongful death of an aborted embryo or fetus is a more novel strategy, legal experts said. Nicole Santa Cruz, ProPublica, 19 July 2022 Played third base and center field for the first time since he was tried there as an aborted experiment in 1981. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 18 July 2022 But a court action claiming the wrongful death of an aborted embryo or fetus is a more novel strategy, legal experts said. Nicole Santa Cruz, The Arizona Republic, 15 July 2022 Times metro columnist Gustavo Arellano has a fascinating story about memorials to aborted fetuses. Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of aborted

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Aug 2022

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“Aborted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aborted. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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