abortif

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin abortivus. Cognate with Italian abortivo.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

abortif (feminine singular abortive, masculine plural abortifs, feminine plural abortives)

  1. Abortive; unavailing; futile.
  2. (medicine) Capable of causing abortion when absorbed.
  3. (botany) Abortive, fruitless; sterile.

NounEdit

abortif m (plural abortifs)

  1. (medicine) An abortifacient.

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