abortive

(ә-bor´tiv) incompletely developed. abortifacient. cutting short the course of a disease.
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abortive

[adj] - failing to accomplish an intended result
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Abortive

[in reproductive organs] not completely formed and therefore barren or sterile [in seeds] failed to develop normally
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Abortive

[in reproductive organs] not completely formed and therefore barren or sterile [in seeds] failed to develop normally
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Abortive

• (v.) Produced by abortion; born prematurely; as, an abortive child. • (v.) Made from the skin of a still-born animal; as, abortive vellum. • (v.) Rendering fruitless or ineffectual. • (v.) Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an abortive attempt. • (v.) Imperfectly formed or d...
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abortive

stillborn adjective failing to accomplish an intended result; `an abortive revolt`; `a stillborn plot to assassinate the President`
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Abortive

A·bor'tive adjective [ Latin abortivus , from aboriri . See Abort , v. ] 1. Produced by abortion; born prematurely; as, an abortive child. [ R.] 2. Made from the skin of a still-born animal; as, abortive vellum. [ Obsolete] ...
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Abortive

A·bor'tive noun 1. That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion. [ Obsolete] Shak. 2. A fruitless effort or issue. [ Obsolete] 3. A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion. Dunglison.
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abortive

1. Produced by abortion; born prematurely; as, an abortive child. ... 2. Made from the skin of a still-born animal; as, abortive vellum. ... 3. Rendering fruitless or ineffectual. 'Plunged in that abortive gulf.' ... 4. Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an abortive attempt. 'An abortive enterprise.' ...
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Abortive

Abortive: The word 'abortive' has a number of meanings including prematurely born; fruitless or unsuccessful; imperfectly formed or developed; tending to cut short. In everyday language, the sense of 'abortive' to mean prematurely born, as 'an abortive child,' is largely obsolete today. The main meaning of 'abortive' in ordinary English is fruitles...
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abortive

arrested in development
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Abortive

Defective; barren; not developed.
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abortive

Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-bōr′tiv Definitions: 1. Not reaching completion; said of an attack of a disease subsiding before it has fully developed or completed its course. Synonyms: rudimentary, abortifacient1
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