Definitions for abortiveəˈbɔr tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abortive, stillborn, unsuccessful(adj)

    failing to accomplish an intended result

    "an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"

GCIDE

  1. Abortive(n.)

    (Med.) A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion; -- also called an abortifacient. Dunglison.

Wiktionary

  1. abortive(Noun)

    That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.

  2. abortive(Noun)

    A fruitless effort or issue.

  3. abortive(Noun)

    A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion, abortifacient.

  4. abortive(Adjective)

    Produced by abortion; born prematurely; as an abortive child.

  5. abortive(Adjective)

    Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an abortive attempt.

  6. abortive(Adjective)

    Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile; as, an abortive organ, stamen, ovule, etc.

  7. abortive(Adjective)

    Causing abortion; as, abortive medicines.

  8. abortive(Adjective)

    Cutting short; as, abortive treatment of typhoid fever.

  9. Origin: * First attested in 1382, with meaning "causing stillbirth or miscarriage".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abortive

    produced by abortion; born prematurely; as, an abortive child

  2. Abortive

    made from the skin of a still-born animal; as, abortive vellum

  3. Abortive

    rendering fruitless or ineffectual

  4. Abortive

    coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an abortive attempt

  5. Abortive

    imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile; as, an abortive organ, stamen, ovule, etc

  6. Abortive

    causing abortion; as, abortive medicines

  7. Abortive

    cutting short; as, abortive treatment of typhoid fever

  8. Abortive(noun)

    that which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion

  9. Abortive(noun)

    a fruitless effort or issue

  10. Abortive(noun)

    a medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion

  11. Origin: [L. abortivus, fr. aboriri. See Abort, v.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abortive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abortive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Hazlitt:

    Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.

  2. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    Every Age has its own peculiar faith. Any attempt to translate into facts the mission of one Age with the machinery of another, can only end in an indefinite series of abortive efforts. Defeated by the utter want of proportion between the means and the end, such attempts might produce martyrs, but never lead to victory.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Hope is a river full of expectations or anticipations. Therefore, do dive into it and do swim as long as you live. Even if whatever you are doing presently seems abortive. For, surely a hopeful life is bound to be a successful life. Yes! It's a matter of time. But contrariwise, a hopeless life is likely to emerge a worthless life. So, be and remain hopeful for life and not at all hopeless.

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