abor·​tion·​ist ə-ˈbȯr-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce abortionist (audio)
: one who induces abortions

Examples of abortionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, okay, it’s got to be from the abortionist’s point of view. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 24 Oct. 2022

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Word History


abortion + -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abortionist was in 1844

Dictionary Entries Near abortionist

Cite this Entry

“Abortionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abortionist. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


abor·​tion·​ist ə-ˈbȯr-sh(ə-)nəst How to pronounce abortionist (audio)
: one who produces abortions

Medical Definition


abor·​tion·​ist -sh(ə-)nəst How to pronounce abortionist (audio)
: one who induces abortion

Legal Definition


abor·​tion·​ist ə-ˈbȯr-shə-nist How to pronounce abortionist (audio)
: one who induces abortions

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