abruption

noun
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 There was her placental abruption, a rare condition where part of the placenta separates from the abdominal wall, which led to bed rest. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "Mental Health in Black Moms Is Largely Ignored—5 Ways We Can Improve It," 30 Sep. 2019 Sophie, Countess of Wessex Sophie’s daughter Lady Louise was born prematurely and by emergency Caesarean section on November 8, 2003, after Sophie was rushed to the hospital with a placental abruption. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "How Will Meghan Markle's Maternity Leave Compare with Queen Elizabeth's?," 14 Apr. 2019 Due to a placental abruption, which caused severe blood loss to both Countess Sophie and Lady Louise, she was delivered by the Royal Surgeon and Gynecologist Marcus Setchell via emergency Caesarean section. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Who Is the Queen's Youngest Granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor," 12 Oct. 2018 Due to a placental abruption, which caused severe blood loss to both Countess Sophie and Lady Louise, she was delivered by the Royal Surgeon and Gynecologist Marcus Setchell via emergency Caesarean section. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Who Is the Queen's Youngest Granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor," 12 Oct. 2018 Due to a placental abruption, which caused severe blood loss to both Countess Sophie and Lady Louise, she was delivered by the Royal Surgeon and Gynecologist Marcus Setchell via emergency Caesarean section. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Who Is the Queen's Youngest Granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor," 12 Oct. 2018 Due to a placental abruption, which caused severe blood loss to both Countess Sophie and Lady Louise, she was delivered by the Royal Surgeon and Gynecologist Marcus Setchell via emergency Caesarean section. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Who Is the Queen's Youngest Granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor," 12 Oct. 2018 Due to a placental abruption, which caused severe blood loss to both Countess Sophie and Lady Louise, she was delivered by the Royal Surgeon and Gynecologist Marcus Setchell via emergency Caesarean section. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Who Is the Queen's Youngest Granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor," 12 Oct. 2018 Due to a placental abruption, which caused severe blood loss to both Countess Sophie and Lady Louise, she was delivered by the Royal Surgeon and Gynecologist Marcus Setchell via emergency Caesarean section. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Who Is the Queen's Youngest Granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor," 12 Oct. 2018

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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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23 Nov 2019

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“Abruption.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abruption. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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abruption

noun
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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