Definition of Miscarriage

1. Noun. Failure of a plan.

Exact synonyms: Abortion
Generic synonyms: Failure
Derivative terms: Abort, Miscarry



2. Noun. A natural loss of the products of conception.

Definition of Miscarriage

1. n. Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to attain a desired result or reach a destination.

Definition of Miscarriage

1. Noun. (context: now rare except in (term miscarriage of justice)) A failure; a mistake or error. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

2. Noun. The spontaneous natural termination of a pregnancy; the fatal expulsion of a foetus from the womb before term. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Miscarriage

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Miscarriage

1. A spontaneous unplanned evacuation of the foetus from the womb. most miscarriages occur from 2 weeks to 6 weeks gestation. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miscarriage

miscalls
miscame
miscanthus
miscapitalise
miscapitalised
miscapitalises
miscapitalising
miscapitalize
miscapitalized
miscapitalizes
miscapitalizing
miscaption
miscaptioned
miscaptioning
miscaptions
miscarriage (current term)
miscarriage of justice
miscarriages
miscarried
miscarries
miscarry
miscarrying
miscast
miscasting
miscasts
miscatalog
miscataloged
miscataloging
miscatalogs
miscategorisation

Literary usage of Miscarriage

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"492; —$3000—-woman about 30 years of age, in good health and weighing about 160 pounds—fell on sidewalk — miscarriage, womb displaced, floating kidney, ..."

2. Perfect Womanhood for Maidens--wives--mothers: A Book Giving Full by Mary Ries Melendy (1903)
"A miscarriage is a serious calamity, and should be considered in that light ... As a miscarriage may generally be prevented, it behooves a wife to look well ..."

3. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in by Edward William Cox (1882)
"CRAMP, (a) Malicious injury to person—Administering noxious thing—Intent to procure miscarriage—24 fy 25 Viet. c. 100, s. 58. The prisoner gave a female an ..."

4. The Homoeopathic domestic medicine by Joseph Laurie (1883)
"When miscarriage takes place at a more advanced period, ... The premonitory and accompanying symptoms of miscarriage vary much in their nature ; sometimes ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"The word "miscarriage," as used in the statute of frauds, has a broader meaning than ... But the reason does not exist in the case of "miscarriage"—that is, ..."

6. Essays in Pastoral Medicine by Austin O'Malley, James Joseph Walsh (1906)
"Ill ABORTION, miscarriage AND PREMATURE . LABOUR IF pregnancy ends in the emptying of the uterus before the sixteenth week of gestation, the condition is ..."

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