♦ abortion

♦ abortion /əˈbɔ:ʃn/
n.
1 [uc] interruzione (spec. volontaria) della gravidanza; aborto: induced abortion, aborto terapeutico; spontaneous abortion, aborto spontaneo; to legalize abortion, legalizzare l'aborto; to perform an abortion, praticare un aborto NOTA D'USO: -abortion o miscarriage?-
2 (biol.) mancato sviluppo; atrofizzazione
3 piano fallito; fallimento
4 (comput.) interruzione dell'esecuzione (di un programma)
5 (fam.) mostruosità; oscenità; aborto; schifo
● (fam.) abortion pill, pillola abortiva; mifepristone □ (fam. spreg.) abortion mill, abortificio □ abortion rights, diritto (sing.) all'aborto.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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