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Definition of Abortive

an unproductive attempt

Examples of Abortive in a sentence

When the rebels’ plan to take over the castle proved abortive, they were caught and executed.

The surgery was abortive and did not repair the damage to the man’s heart.

Because of the stormy weather, the explorer’s trip to Antarctica was abortive.

The plan to build a bridge to link the two islands became abortive when the two governments refused to share the project cost.

Although I watched the baking show repeatedly, my effort to make the same cake as the master chef proved abortive.

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