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aborning

[uh-bawr-ning] /əˈbɔr nɪŋ/
adverb
1.
in birth; before being carried out:
The scheme died aborning.
adjective
2.
being born; coming into being, fruition, realization, etc.:
A new era of architecture is aborning.
Origin of aborning
1930-1935
1930-35; a-1 + borning irregular for being born; see born, -ing2
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  • And green things died and shriveled, aborning: The desert was dotted with dead cattle.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
British Dictionary definitions for aborning

aborning

/əˈbɔːnɪŋ/
adverb
1.
(US) while being born, developed, or realized (esp in the phrase die aborning)
Word Origin
C20: from a-² + borning, from born
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Word Origin and History for aborning
adv.

1893, American English, from a- (1) + born + -ing (2).

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