Definition of Abortive in English :

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Abortive meaning in English

Meaning of Abortive in English

Pronunciation of Abortive in English

Abortive pronunciation in English

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Abortive

see synonyms of abortive

1. abortive, stillborn, unsuccessful

failing to accomplish an intended result

Example Sentences:
'an abortive revolt'
'a stillborn plot to assassinate the President'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Abortive

see synonyms of abortive
adjective
1. 
failing to achieve a purpose; fruitless
2. 
(of organisms) imperfectly developed; rudimentary
3. 
causing abortion; abortifacient

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Abortive

see synonyms of abortive
adjective
1. 
coming to nothing; unsuccessful; fruitless
2.  Biology
arrested in development; rudimentary
3.  Medicine
a. 
causing abortion
b. 
halting a disease process
4.  Obsolete
born prematurely

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Abortive

see synonyms of abortive
adj.
1. Failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless: an abortive attempt to conclude the negotiations.
2. Biology Partially or imperfectly developed: an abortive organ.
3. Causing or meant to cause abortion; abortifacient.

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