What is Abortive?

Abortive definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
failing to succeed; unsuccessful: an abortive rebellion; an abortive scheme.
born prematurely.
imperfectly developed; rudimentary.
Medicine/Medical. producing or intended to produce abortion; abortifacient.acting to halt progress of a disease.

Pathology. (of the course of a disease) short and mild without the usual, pronounced clinical symptoms.
Botany. (of seeds or pollen grains) imperfect; unable to germinate.


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