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Word meaning abortive

v. Produced by abortion; born prematurely; as, an abortive child.
v. Made from the skin of a still-born animal; as, abortive vellum.
v. Rendering fruitless or ineffectual.
v. Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an abortive attempt.
v. Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile; as, an abortive organ, stamen, ovule, etc.
v. Causing abortion; as, abortive medicines.
v. Cutting short; as, abortive treatment of typhoid fever.
n. That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.
n. A fruitless effort or issue.
n. A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion.

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