Stillborn
Stillborn Still"born`, a. 1. Dead at the birth; as, a stillborn child. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: Abortive; as, a stillborn poem. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


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  • stillborn — still|born [ stıl,bɔrn ] adjective 1. ) a stillborn baby is born dead 2. ) something that is stillborn ends before it ever has the chance to begin: a stillborn love affair …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stillborn — UK [ˈstɪlˌbɔː(r)n] / US [ˈstɪlˌbɔrn] adjective 1) a stillborn baby is born dead 2) something that is stillborn ends before it ever has the chance to begin a stillborn love affair …   English dictionary

  • stillborn — adjective Date: 1593 1. dead at birth 2. failing from the start ; abortive, unsuccessful < a stillborn venture > • stillborn noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stillborn — still|born [ˈstılbo:n, ˌstılˈbo:n US o:rn] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: STILL2 dead (16 17 centuries) + born] 1.) born dead ▪ a stillborn baby 2.) written completely unsuccessful from the beginning and not developing at all ▪ a stillborn romance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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