Meaning of ABORTIVE in English

ABORTIVE

a ‧ bor ‧ tive /əˈbɔːtɪv $ əˈbɔːr-/ BrE AmE adjective

an abortive action is not successful:

an abortive military coup

abortive attempt/effort

an abortive attempt to reform local government

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.