abortively


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a·bor·tive

 (ə-bôr′tĭv)
adj.
1. Failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless: an abortive attempt to conclude the negotiations.
2. Biology Partially or imperfectly developed: an abortive organ.
3. Causing or meant to cause abortion; abortifacient.

a·bor′tive·ly adv.
a·bor′tive·ness n.

abortively

(əˈbɔːtɪvlɪ)
adv
unsuccessfully
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.abortively - in an unfruitful mannerabortively - in an unfruitful manner    
Translations

abortively

[əˈbɔːtɪvlɪ] ADV [try, attempt] → en vano
the negotiations ended abortivelylas negociaciones fracasaron

abortively

adv endergebnislos
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