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- (uncountable) The quality of being abortive. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
- (countable) The result or product of being abortive.
- ^ “abortiveness” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 7.