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One entry found for abortive.
Main Entry: abor·tive
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystressbodotrt-iv
Function: adjective
1 : failing to achieve the desired conclusion or result : UNSUCCESSFUL <an abortive attempt to escape>
2 : imperfectly formed or developed : RUDIMENTARY
- abor·tive·ly adverb
- abor·tive·ness noun

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