- abortive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ failing to produce the intended result; unsuccessful.DERIVATIVES abortively adverb.
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Abortively — A*bor tive*ly, adv. In an abortive or untimely manner; immaturely; fruitlessly. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
abortively — adverb see abortive … New Collegiate Dictionary
abortively — See abortive. * * * … Universalium
abortively — adverb In an abortive or untimely manner; immaturely; fruitlessly. See Also: abort, abortion … Wiktionary
abortively — É™bÉ”rtÉªvlÉª / bÉ”Ë adv. in an abortive manner; prematurely; unsuccessfully … English contemporary dictionary
abortively — abort·ive·ly … English syllables
abortively — adverb in an unfruitful manner • Derived from adjective: ↑abortive … Useful english dictionary
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
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
slink — I. verb (slunk; also slinked; slinking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English slincan to creep; akin to Old English slingan to worm, twist Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to go or move stealthily or furtively (as in fear or shame) ; … New Collegiate Dictionary