abortificant

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abortificant (plural abortificants)

  1. Anything, especially a medicine or preparation, used to induce an abortion.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 65:
      Old witches in the cities and country-side throve upon the sale of death spells and love philtres. They also made a trade of abortificants, and frequently practised the whiles of the procuress.

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