abrup·​tion | \ ə-ˈbrəp-shən How to pronounce abruption (audio) \

Definition of abruption

: a sudden breaking off or away

Examples of abruption in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Teigen later penned an emotional essay, revealing she had been diagnosed with a complication called partial placenta abruption. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Are Holding On To Joy After Losing Their Son Jack," 11 Nov. 2020 The piece details the complications around Teigen’s pregnancy, including her diagnosis of partial placenta abruption, which led to heavy blood loss and clotting. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, "Chrissy Teigen Explains Why She Shared Photos Of Her Pregnancy Loss," 28 Oct. 2020 And in the new essay, Teigen says she was diagnosed with a partial placental abruption during this time, a rare but serious condition in which the placenta separates from the inner lining of the uterus. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Chrissy Teigen Just Wrote an Emotional, Revealing Essay About Losing Her Baby," 27 Oct. 2020 My doctors diagnosed me with partial placenta abruption. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Chrissy Teigen Just Published a Raw, Emotional Essay About Losing Her Baby," 27 Oct. 2020 In a Medium post on Tuesday, Teigen explained that her doctors had diagnosed her with a partial placental abruption. NBC News, "'It was time to say goodbye': Chrissy Teigen writes about pregnancy loss and public grief," 1 Oct. 2020 Whether the pregnancy continues depends on several factors, Dr. Ruiz says, including the size of the bleed and the location of the abruption. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "Chrissy Teigen Reveals Miscarriage of Her Baby Boy: 'The Kind of Pain We’ve Never Felt Before’," 1 Oct. 2020 If the interface is weak, bleeding may occur, which can ultimately lead to premature separation of the placenta from the uterus—known as placental abruption. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "Chrissy Teigen Reveals Miscarriage of Her Baby Boy: 'The Kind of Pain We’ve Never Felt Before’," 1 Oct. 2020 Placental abruption: The placenta detaches from the inner uterine wall, depriving the fetus of oxygen and nutrients. Tara Haelle, New York Times, "Understanding the Risks for Stillbirth, and Coping if It Happens to You," 16 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of abruption

1606, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abruption

borrowed from Latin abruptiōn-, abruptiō, from abrup-, variant stem of abrumpere "to break off short" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at abrupt

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The first known use of abruption was in 1606

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22 Nov 2020

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“Abruption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abruption. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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ab·​rup·​tion | \ a-ˈbrəp-shən, ə- How to pronounce abruption (audio) \

Medical Definition of abruption

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

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