Origin: L abortare < abortus, pp. of aboriri, to miscarry, pass away, orig., to set (as the sun) < ab-, from + oriri, to arise: see orient
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verb a·bort·ed, a·bort·ing, a·borts verb, transitive
Origin: Latin abortāre
Origin: , frequentative of aborīrī, abort-, to disappear, miscarry
Origin: : ab-, away; see ab-1
Origin: + orīrī, to appear; see er-1 in Indo-European roots.
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