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ABORTIVE

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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 


ABORTIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Failing to accomplish an intended result

Synonyms:

abortive; stillborn; unsuccessful

Context examples:

an abortive revolt / a stillborn plot to assassinate the President

Similar:

unfruitful (not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production)


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