What does abortifacient mean?

Definitions for abortifacientəˌbɔr təˈfeɪ ʃənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abortifacient.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abortifacient, aborticide, abortion-inducing drug(adj)

    a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion

  2. abortifacient(adj)

    causing abortion


  1. abortifacient(Noun)

    A drug or an agent that induces an abortion.

  2. abortifacient(Adjective)

    Producing miscarriage

  3. Origin: First attested in 1875.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abortifacient

    producing miscarriage

  2. Abortifacient(noun)

    a drug or an agent that causes premature delivery

  3. Origin: [L. abortus (see Abort, v.) + faciens, p. pr. of facere to make.]


  1. Abortifacient

    An abortifacient is a substance that induces abortion. Abortifacients for animals that have mated undesirably are known as mismating shots. Common abortifacients used in performing medical abortions include mifepristone, which is typically used in conjunction with misoprostol in a two-step approach. There are also several herbal mixtures with abortifacient claims, though there are no available data on the efficacy of these plants in humans.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abortifacient in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abortifacient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Judie Brown, President, American Life Lobby:

    We are totally opposed to abortion under any circumstances. We are also opposed to abortifacient drugs and chemicals like the Pill and the IUD, and we are also opposed to all forms of birth control with the exception of natural family planning.

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