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abortive is pronounced in three syllables
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meanings of abortive
Causing abortion; abortifacient.
Produced by abortion; born prematurely and therefore unnatural.
Made from the skin of a still-born animal.
Coming to nothing; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful.
Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile.
Cutting short; acting to halt or slow the progress (of a disease).
A fruitless effort or issue.
That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.
A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion, abortifacient.
To cause an abortion; to render without fruit.
abortive frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word abortive occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.