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abortive: adj. born prematurely; (hence) untimely, unnatural, monstrous, lit. and fig. LLL. I. i. 104 “an birth,” 2H6 IV. i. 60 “this thy pride,” R3 I. ii. 21, I. iii. 228.—sb. untimely or monstrous birth John III. iv. 158 “Abortives, presages.”
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