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miscarriage

noun
     
mis‧car‧riage [uncountable and countable]
MB 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]:
She had two miscarriages before she had her first child.
One in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage.

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