abruption

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noun abrup·tion \ə-ˈbrəp-shən\

Definition of abruption

  1. :  a sudden breaking off or away

1606

First Known Use of abruption

1606


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abruption

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noun ab·rup·tion \a-ˈbrəp-shən, ə-\

Medical Definition of abruption

  1. :  a sudden breaking off :  detachment of portions from a mass placental abruption

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