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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 adop·tive /əˈdɑptɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·dopt·ive a.  Pertaining to adoption; made or acquired by adoption; fitted to adopt; as, an adoptive father, an child; an adoptive language.  -- A*dopt*ive*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of parents and children; related by adoption; "adoptive
             parents" [ant: biological]
      2: acquired as your own by free choice; "my adopted state"; "an
         adoptive country" [syn: adopted] [ant: native]