Definition of Abortively in English :

Define Abortively in English

Abortively meaning in English

Meaning of Abortively in English

Pronunciation of Abortively in English

Abortively pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of abortively

1. abortively

in an unfruitful manner

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see synonyms of abortively
At the meeting they tried, abortively, to think of a way of preventing the inevitable.

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see synonyms of abortively
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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