noun see abortive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Abortiveness — A*bor tive*ness, n. The quality of being abortive. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abortiveness — See abortively. * * * …   Universalium

  • abortiveness — noun a) The quality of being abortive. b) The result or product of being abortive …   Wiktionary

  • abortiveness — É™bÉ”rtɪvnɪs / bɔː n. unproductiveness, fruitlessness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abortiveness — noun see abortive I …   Useful english dictionary

  • abortive — adjective Date: 14th century 1. obsolete prematurely born 2. fruitless, unsuccessful 3. imperfectly formed or developed 4. tending to cut short • abortively adverb • abortiveness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • abortive — abortively, adv. abortiveness, n. /euh bawr tiv/, adj. 1. failing to succeed; unsuccessful: an abortive rebellion; an abortive scheme. 2. born prematurely. 3. imperfectly developed; rudimentary. 4. Med. a. producing or intended to produce… …   Universalium

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  • China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …   Universalium

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