miscarriage

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EtymologyEdit

From mis- +‎ carriage.

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miscarriage (countable and uncountable, plural miscarriages)

  1. (now rare except in miscarriage of justice) A failure; a mistake or error. [from 16th c.]
  2. The spontaneous natural termination of a pregnancy, especially before it is viable; the fatal expulsion of a foetus from the womb before term. [from 17th c.]
    Synonym: spontaneous abortion

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