Meaning of ABORTIVE in English

ABORTIVE

adj.1 fruitless, unsuccessful, unfinished.

2 resulting in abortion.

3 Biol. (of an organ etc.) rudimentary; arrested in development.

Derivatives:

abortively adv.

Etymology: ME f. OF abortif -ive f. L abortivus (as ABORT)

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