from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One, such as a child, that is or has been adopted.
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- n. An adopted son or daughter. A foster child.
- n. A person who was adopted as a child.
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- n. someone (such as a child) who has been adopted
Learned borrowing from French adoptée, feminine past participle of adopter meaning "to adopt" (Wiktionary)