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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 a·bor·tive /əˈbɔrtɪv/ 形容詞
 發育不全的, 流產的, 墮胎的, 失敗的

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 a·bor·tive /əˈbɔrtɪv/ 名詞
 墮胎藥

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·bor·tive a.
 1. Produced by abortion.as, an abortive child. [R.]
 2. Made from the skin of a still-born animal; as, abortive vellum. [Obs.]
 3. Rendering fruitless or ineffectual. [Obs.] “Plunged in that abortive gulf.”
 4. Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an abortive attempt. “An abortive enterprise.”
 5. Biol. Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile; as, an abortive organ, stamen, ovule, etc.
 6. Med. (a) Causing abortion; as, abortive medicines. --Parr.   (b) Cutting short the period of an illness; as, abortive treatment of typhoid fever.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·bor·tive, n.
 1. That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion. [Obs.]
 2. A fruitless effort or issue. [Obs.]
 3. Med.  A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion; -- also called an abortifacient.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 abortive
      adj : failing to accomplish an intended result; "an abortive
            revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the
            President" [syn: stillborn, unsuccessful]