əbɔrtɪvlɪ /-bɔː- adv. in an abortive manner; prematurely; unsuccessfully

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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 — abortive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ failing to produce the intended result; unsuccessful. DERIVATIVES abortively adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — 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

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