miscarriage

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noun mis·car·riage \ˌmis-ˈker-ij, -ˈka-rij, ˈmis-ˌ\

Definition of miscarriage

  1. 1 :  corrupt or incompetent management; especially :  a failure in the administration of justice

  2. 2 :  spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus before it is viable and especially between the 12th and 28th weeks of gestation

Examples of miscarriage in a Sentence

  1. a woman who has suffered multiple miscarriages

  2. a high risk of miscarriage

Recent Examples of miscarriage from the Web

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First Known Use of miscarriage

1640


MISCARRIAGE Defined for English Language Learners

miscarriage

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Definition of miscarriage for English Language Learners

  • medical : a condition in which a pregnancy ends too early and does not result in the birth of a live baby

  • law : an unjust legal decision


Medical Dictionary

miscarriage

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noun mis·car·riage \mis-ˈkar-ij\

Medical Definition of miscarriage

  1. :  spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus before it is viable and especially between the 12th and 28th weeks of gestation—compare abortion 1a





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