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From Latin abiūnctus, past participle of abiungō (remove, separate); from ab (of, from, by) + iungō (join, connect, attach).


  • IPA(key): /æbˈd͡ʒʌŋktɪv/
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abjunctive (comparative more abjunctive, superlative most abjunctive)

  1. (rare) Exceptional, isolated, disconnected, separate,
    • 1883, Isaac Taylor, Saturday Evening, J.P. Haven, page 270:
      It is this power which leads on always from the less perfect, towards the more perfect; — from the accidental and abjunctive, to the universal ; or from []
    • 1973, United States Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, Hearings, Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, U.S. G.P.O, page 268:
      The therapeutic programs provided include chemotherapy, electroshock, Individual, group and family psychotherapy, abjunctive therapy, medical and nursing
    • 1996, Cianchetti E, Legnini M, Ucchino S, Ricci A, Scipione P, Grossi S, Scotti U, Napolitano L, “Gynecomastia (report)”, in Annali italiani di chirurgia, page 499:
      The authors present their experience concerning 47 patients: 27 were surgical treated with subcutaneous subtotal mastectomy and 18 had an abjunctive liposuction treatment with good results.