from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an abortive or untimely manner; immaturely; fruitlessly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an abortive or untimely manner; prematurely; imperfectly; ineffectually; as an abortion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an unfruitful manner
abortive + -ly (Wiktionary)