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ABORTIFACIENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abortifacient mean? 

ABORTIFACIENT (noun)
  The noun ABORTIFACIENT has 1 sense:

1. a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion

  Familiarity information: ABORTIFACIENT used as a noun is very rare.


ABORTIFACIENT (adjective)
  The adjective ABORTIFACIENT has 1 sense:

1. causing abortion

  Familiarity information: ABORTIFACIENT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABORTIFACIENT (noun)


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Meaning:

A drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

aborticide; abortifacient; abortion-inducing drug

Hypernyms ("abortifacient" is a kind of...):

drug (a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "abortifacient"):

abortion pill; mifepristone; RU 486 (an abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo)


ABORTIFACIENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Causing abortion

Similar:

causative (producing an effect)


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