miscarriage


miscarriage
I noun abortion, abortive attempt, abortive effort, bad behavior, breakdown, cadere, collapse, default, defeat, disappointment, downfall, failure, fiasco, frustration, futile effort, hopeless failure, ineffectiveness, ineffectual attempt, loss, lost labor, misadventure, misbehavior, mischance, misconduct, misfire, mistake, negative result, noncompletion, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, nonsuccess, overthrow, parum procedere, perdition, rout, ruin, secus procedere, stoppage, successlessness, total loss, unlawful act, unproductivity, vain attempt, vain effort associated concepts: miscarriage of justice II index accident (misfortune), disaster, failure (lack of success)

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miscarriage
n.
(1) An unsuccessful outcome, especially due to mismanagement.
(2) The premature termination of a pregnancy before the fetus is able to survive outside the womb.
v.
miscarry

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