Definitions for abortiveəˈbɔr tɪv
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
failing to succeed; unsuccessful; fruitless:
an abortive rebellion.
imperfectly developed; rudimentary.
producing or intended to produce abortion; abortifacient.
acting to halt progress of a disease.
Origin of abortive:
1300–50; < L abortīvus. See abort , -ive
abortive, stillborn, unsuccessful(adj)
failing to accomplish an intended result
"an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"
That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.
A fruitless effort or issue.
A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion, abortifacient.
Produced by abortion; born prematurely; as an abortive child.
Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an abortive attempt.
Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile; as, an abortive organ, stamen, ovule, etc.
Causing abortion; as, abortive medicines.
Cutting short; as, abortive treatment of typhoid fever.
Origin: * First attested in 1382, with meaning "causing stillbirth or miscarriage".
produced by abortion; born prematurely; as, an abortive child
made from the skin of a still-born animal; as, abortive vellum
rendering fruitless or ineffectual
coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an abortive attempt
imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile; as, an abortive organ, stamen, ovule, etc
causing abortion; as, abortive medicines
cutting short; as, abortive treatment of typhoid fever
that which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion
a fruitless effort or issue
a medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion
Translations for abortive
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an abortive attempt to climb the mountain.
- fracassadoPortuguese (BR)
- neúspěšný, nezdařenýCzech
- fejlslagen; mislykket; forfejletDanish
- ανεπιτυχής, ατελέσφοροςGreek
- äpardunud, nurjunudEstonian
- بی حاصلFarsi
- 실패한, 수포로 돌아간Korean
- nieudany, poronionyPolish
- eşuat, ratatRomanian
- başarısız, yarıda kalmışTurkish
- (中途)失敗的Chinese (Trad.)
- невдалий; непліднийUkrainian
- خام کارانہ ، کچے پن سےUrdu
- sớm thất bạiVietnamese
- 失败的Chinese (Simp.)
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