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English - Etymology

First attested in 1382, with the meaning "causing stillbirth or miscarriage". From Middle English, from Old French _abortif_, from Latin _abortīvus_ (“causing abortion”), from _aborior_ (“miscarry, disappear”), from _ab_ (“amiss”) + _orīor_ (“appear, be born, arise”).

First attested in 1382, with the meaning "causing stillbirth or miscarriage". From Middle English, from Old French abortif, from Latin abortīvus (causing abortion), from aborior (miscarry, disappear), from ab (amiss) + orīor (appear, be born, arise).

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (US) IPA(key): /əˈbɔɹ.tɪv/ * (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈbɔː.tɪv/

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

ABORTIVE (_comparative_ MORE ABORTIVE, _superlative_ MOST ABORTIVE) * (obsolete) Produced by abortion; born prematurely. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 18th century.] _an ABORTIVE child_ * Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful. [First attested in the late 16th century.] _an ABORTIVE attempt_ * 1799 edition, John Milton, _Paradise Lost_: […] and with utter loss of being Threatens him, plung'd in that ABORTIVE gulf. * (Can we date this quote?), William H. Prescott An ABORTIVE enterprise. * (biology) Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile. [First attested in the mid 18th century.] _an ABORTIVE organ_ _an ABORTIVE stamen_ _an ABORTIVE ovule_ * (medicine, rare, attributive) Causing abortion; abortifacient _ABORTIVE medicines_ * (Can we find and add a quotation of Parr to this entry?) * (medicine) Cutting short; acting to halt or slow the progress (of a disease). _ABORTIVE treatment of typhoid fever_ * Made from the skin of a still-born animal. _ABORTIVE vellum_ TRANSLATIONS DERIVED TERMS * abortiveness

abortive (comparative more abortive, superlative most abortive)

  1. (obsolete) Produced by abortion; born prematurely. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 18th century.]
    an abortive child
  2. Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
    an abortive attempt
  3. (biology) Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
    an abortive organ
    an abortive stamen
    an abortive ovule
  4. (medicine, rare, attributive) Causing abortion; abortifacient
    abortive medicines
  5. (medicine) Cutting short; acting to halt or slow the progress (of a disease).
    abortive treatment of typhoid fever
  6. Made from the skin of a still-born animal.
    abortive vellum

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

ABORTIVE (_plural_ ABORTIVES) * (obsolete) That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the mid 18th century.] * "Thou elvish-mark'd, ABORTIVE, rooting hog!" - Shakespeare, _Richard III, I-iii_ * (obsolete) A fruitless effort or issue. [Attested from the early 17th century until the early 18th century.] * (obsolete) A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion, abortifacient. TRANSLATIONS

abortive (plural abortives)

  1. (obsolete) That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the mid 18th century.]
  2. (obsolete) A fruitless effort or issue. [Attested from the early 17th century until the early 18th century.]
  3. (obsolete) A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion, abortifacient.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

ABORTIVE (_third-person singular simple present_ ABORTIVES, _present participle_ ABORTIVING, _simple past and past participle_ ABORTIVED) * (transitive, obsolete) To cause an abortion; to render without fruit. [Attested only in the 17th century.]

abortive (third-person singular simple present abortives, present participle abortiving, simple past and past participle abortived)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To cause an abortion; to render without fruit. [Attested only in the 17th century.]

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* abortive in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Lesley Brown (editor), _The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary_, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7 * ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), _Chambers Dictionary of Etymology_ (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 4

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7
  2. ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 4

Que a categoria em FRENCH - ADJECTIVE
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French - Adjective

ABORTIVE f * feminine form of _abortif_

abortive f

  1. feminine form of abortif

Que a categoria em ITALIAN - ADJECTIVE
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Italian - Adjective

ABORTIVE f pl * feminine plural of _abortivo_

abortive f pl

  1. feminine plural of abortivo

Que a categoria em ITALIAN - ANAGRAMS
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Italian - Anagrams

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Que a categoria em LATIN - ADJECTIVE
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Latin - Adjective

ABORTĪVE * vocative masculine singular of _abortīvus_

abortīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of abortīvus


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