Definition of Adoptive in English :

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Adoptive meaning in English

Meaning of Adoptive in English

Pronunciation of Adoptive in English

Adoptive pronunciation in English

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Adoptive

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Adjective

1. adoptive

of parents and children; related by adoption

Example Sentences:
'adoptive parents'

2. adopted, adoptive

acquired as your own by free choice

Example Sentences:
'my adopted state'
'an adoptive country'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Adoptive

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adjective
1. 
acquired or related by adoption
an adoptive father
2. 
of or relating to adoption
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Adoptive

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adjective
1. 
having to do with adoption
2. 
having become so by the act of adoption
adoptive parents

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Adoptive

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adj.
1.
a. Characteristic of or having to do with adoption.
b. Related by adoption: "increased honesty and sharing between birth families, adoptive families and adoptees" (Robyn S. Quinter).
2. Being a place that one has moved to or resettled in: our adoptive city. See Usage Note at adopt.

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