Meaning of ABORTIVE in English

ABORTIVE

[abor.tive] adj (14c) 1 obs: prematurely born

2: fruitless, unsuccessful

3: imperfectly formed or developed

4: tending to cut short -- abor.tive.ly adv -- abor.tive.ness n

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