abortiveness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abortive +‎ -ness

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abortiveness (usually uncountable, plural abortivenesses)

  1. (uncountable) The quality of being abortive. [First attested in the early 17th century.][1]
  2. (countable) The result or product of being abortive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7