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EtymologyEdit

adopt +‎ -ive

AdjectiveEdit

adoptive (not comparable)

  1. Related through adoption; more generally, relating to adoption.
    My adoptive parents recently got to know my biological parents.

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

adoptive

  1. feminine singular of adoptif

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

adoptīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of adoptīvus

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

adoptive

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of adoptiv.