abortuary

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noun abor·tu·ary \ə-ˈbȯr-chə-ˌwer-ē, -chü-ˌer-\

Definition of abortuary

plural

abortuaries

chiefly US, disparaging

  1. :  a place where abortions are performed —used as a term of contempt by opponents of abortion In the 16 years since the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision, more than 20 million babies have perished in the abortuaries of this country. — Jerry Falwell, USA Today, 10 Apr. 1989

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Origin and Etymology of abortuary

blend of abortion and 1mortuary


First Known Use: 1983


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