abortionist

abortionist

[uh-bawr-shuh-nist]
noun
1.
a person who performs or induces abortions, especially illegally.
2.
a person who favors or advocates abortion as a right or choice that all women should have: usually intended as an offensive term.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism; abortion + -ist

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To abortionist
Collins
World English Dictionary
abortionist (əˈbɔːʃənɪst)
 
n
1.  a person who performs abortions, esp illegally
2.  a person who is in favour of abortion on demand

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

abortionist a·bor·tion·ist (ə-bôr'shə-nĭst)
n.
One who performs abortions, especially criminal abortions.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature