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Dictionary entry overview: What does abortive mean?
• ABORTIVE (adjective)
The adjective ABORTIVE has 1 sense:
1. failing to accomplish an intended result
Familiarity information: ABORTIVE used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||abortive [BACK TO TOP]|
Failing to accomplish an intended result
an abortive revolt / a stillborn plot to assassinate the President
unfruitful (not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production)
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