meaning of Abortive

Abortive meaning in General Dictionary

whatever is born or brought forth prematurely an abortion

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  • generated by abortion born prematurely as an abortive child
  • failing continually to accomplish an intended outcome
  • made by abortion; born prematurely; as, an abortive youngster.
  • made of the skin of a still-born animal; since, abortive vellum.
  • Rendering fruitless or ineffectual.
  • visiting naught; failing in its impact; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; since, an abortive attempt.
  • Imperfectly created or created; rudimentary; sterile; because, an abortive organ, stamen, ovule, etc.
  • Causing abortion; since, abortive medicines.
  • Cutting brief; because, abortive remedy for typhoid temperature.
  • That which comes into the world or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.
  • A fruitless energy or concern.
  • A medicine that is attributed the house of causing abortion.

Abortive meaning in Medical Dictionary

maintaining reduce short the program of an ailment, such as abortive polio (polio cut short).


Abortive meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "born prematurely or dead," from Latin abortivus "pertaining to miscarriage; causing abortion," from abort-, previous participle stem of aboriri "disappear, miscarry," from ab- "amiss" (see ab-) + oriri "appear, be created, arise" (see orchestra); the compound term utilized in Latin for deaths, miscarriages, sunsets, etc. The Latin verb for "to produce an abortion" ended up being abigo, actually "to drive away." Perhaps not originally familiar with imply forced or deliberate miscarriage; from 14c.-18c. stillborn kids or domestic animals had been said to be abortive. Also see abortion. Related: Abortiveness.


Abortive meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

does not work properly; unfruitful. In veterinary medicine, used to explain an animal which barren or not able to effectively reproduce.


Abortive meaning in General Dictionary

(v.) made by abortion; born prematurely; since, an abortive child.

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  • (v.) produced from your skin of a still-born pet; because, abortive vellum.
  • (v.) making fruitless or ineffectual.
  • (v.) Coming to naught; a deep failing in its impact; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; since, an abortive attempt.
  • (v.) Imperfectly created or created; standard; sterile; as, an abortive organ, stamen, ovule, etc.
  • (v.) Causing abortion; as, abortive medications.
  • (v.) Cutting short; since, abortive treatment of typhoid temperature.
  • (letter.) Whatever comes into the world or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.
  • (letter.) A fruitless energy or problem.
  • (letter.) A medicine to which is attributed the home of causing abortion.

Sentence Examples with the word Abortive

But the unpopularity of Jerome's rule was shown by the part taken by the peasants in the abortive rising headed by Baron Wilhelm von Dornberg and other Westphalian officers in April 1809.

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