Definitions for abortiveness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bor•tiveəˈbɔr tɪv(adj.)

  1. failing to succeed; unsuccessful; fruitless:

    an abortive rebellion.

  2. born prematurely.

  3. imperfectly developed; rudimentary.

  4. producing or intended to produce abortion; abortifacient.

    Category: Medicine

  5. acting to halt progress of a disease.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of abortive:

1300–50; < L abortīvus. See abort , -ive



  1. abortiveness(Noun)

    The quality of being abortive.

  2. abortiveness(Noun)

    The result or product of being abortive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abortiveness(noun)

    the quality of being abortive


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