aborsive

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aborsive (comparative more aborsive, superlative most aborsive)

  1. (obsolete) abortive from the first.
    • 1639, Thomas Fuller, , page 272:
      Besides, most of these designes were abortive, or aborsive rather, like those untimely miscarriages not honoured with a soul or the shape and lineaments of an infant.

References[edit]

  • Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd Edition, 1975, Vol. 1 p. 6