Miscarriage

  • 1 Miscarriage — Classification and external resources A complete spontaneous abortion at about six weeks from conception, i.e. eight weeks from the last menstrual period (LMP) …

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  • 2 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,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Miscarriage — Mis*car riage, n. 1. Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to attain a proper or desired result or reach a destination; as, a serious miscarriage of justice. [1913 Webster] When a counselor, to save himself, Would lay miscarriages …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 miscarriage — (n.) 1580s, mistake, error; 1610s, misbehavior; see MISCARRY (Cf. miscarry) + AGE (Cf. age). Meaning untimely delivery is from 1660s. Miscarriage of justice is from 1875 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 miscarriage — [mis kar′ij, mis′kar′ij, mis′kar΄ij] n. 1. failure to carry out what was intended [a miscarriage of justice] 2. failure of mail, freight, etc. to reach its destination 3. the natural expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the womb before it is… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 miscarriage — 1 *failure, neglect, default, dereliction Analogous words: abuse, maltreatment, misuse (see corresponding verbs at ABUSE) 2 *abortion …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 miscarriage — [n] failure abortion, botch, breakdown, defeat, error, interruption, malfunction, misadventure, mischance, misfire, mishap, miss, mistake, nonsuccess, perversion, undoing; concepts 230,699 Ant. carriage, success …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 miscarriage — ► NOUN 1) the spontaneous expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is able to survive independently. 2) an unsuccessful outcome; a failure …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 miscarriage — /mis kar ij/; for 1 also /mis kar ij/, n. 1. the expulsion of a fetus before it is viable, esp. between the third and seventh months of pregnancy; spontaneous abortion. Cf. abortion (def. 1). 2. failure to attain the just, right, or desired… …

    Universalium

  • 10 miscarriage — n. spontaneous loss of pregnancy before 24 weeks, formerly known as spontaneous abortion. In threatened miscarriage there is vaginal bleeding (often minimal) associated with mild period type pains; the cervix is closed and ultrasound confirms a… …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 11 miscarriage — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ early ▪ threatened ▪ spontaneous ▪ recurrent VERB + MISCARRIAGE ▪ have …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 miscarriage — n. abortion 1) to have a miscarriage failure 2) a gross miscarriage (of justice) * * * [ˌmɪs kærɪdʒ] [ abortion ] to have a miscarriage [ failure ] a gross miscarriage (of justice) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 miscarriage — UK [ˈmɪskærɪdʒ] / US [mɪsˈkerɪdʒ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms miscarriage : singular miscarriage plural miscarriages the process of giving birth to a baby before it has developed enough to live One in six pregnancies ends in… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 miscarriage — mis|car|riage [ˌmısˈkærıdʒ, ˈmıskærıdʒ] n [U and C] if a woman who is going to have a baby has a miscarriage, she gives birth before the baby is properly formed and it dies →↑abortion, stillbirth ↑stillbirth ▪ She had two miscarriages before she… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 miscarriage — mis|car|riage [ mıs kerıdʒ ] noun count or uncount the process of giving birth to a baby before it has developed enough to live: One in six pregnancies ends in miscarriage. have/suffer a miscarriage …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 miscarriage — noun (C, U) the act of accidentally giving birth too early for the baby to live: have a miscarriage: Unfortunately, she had a miscarriage at four months. compare abortion, stillbirth …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 miscarriage — noun 1) she s had a miscarriage Syn: stillbirth, spontaneous abortion 2) the miscarriage of the project Syn: failure, foundering, ruin, ruination, collapse, breakdown, thwarting, frustration, undoing …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 miscarriage — /mɪsˈkærɪdʒ / (say mis karij), /ˈmɪskærɪdʒ / (say miskarij) noun 1. failure to attain the right or desired result: a miscarriage of justice; *the miscarriage of yet another ill planned scheme was a staggering blow to them. –patsy adam smith, 1978 …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 miscarriage — noun /ˈmɪs.kɛɹ.ədʒ,ˈmɪs.kæɹ.ədʒ/ a) A failure; a mistake or error. for feare least blame / Of her miscarriage should in her be fond, / She wist not how tamend, nor how it to withstond. b) The spontaneous natural termination of a pregnancy; …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 Miscarriage — Inadvertent loss of a pregnancy before the fetus is viable. A considerable proportion of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Also called a * * * Spontaneous expulsion of the products of pregnancy before the middle of the second trimester. SYN:… …

    Medical dictionary