"abort" in the noun sense
the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
"I wasted a year of my life working on an abort"
"he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area"
"abort" in the verb sense
terminate before completion
"abort the mission"
"abort the process running on my computer"
cease development, die, and be aborted
"an aborting fetus"
terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
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