Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of abortive.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of abortive.

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Examples

  • There's also something called abortives, meaning that you take it and it actually aborts the migraine.

    CNN Transcript Feb 25, 2004

  • There are other medications that are called abortives or preventives, medications, certain blood pressure medications, for example, can help as well.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2010

  • Neither of the abortives the clinic had prescribed had succeeded in aborting my headache.

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  • “Odd that you were given Keppra and Depakote instead of the more common abortives,” he murmured.

    Chocolate & Vicodin

  • Neither of the abortives the clinic had prescribed had succeeded in aborting my headache.

    Chocolate & Vicodin

  • Do your own research, if you wish … no one (not even the most staunch pro-abortives in our sheltered Western world) has ever tried to deny the problem.

    ProWomanProLife » When we say abortion is not pro-woman

  • “Odd that you were given Keppra and Depakote instead of the more common abortives,” he murmured.

    Chocolate & Vicodin

  • The vegetable substances commonly reputed to be abortives are ergot, savin, aloes (Hierapicra), digitalis, colocynth, pennyroyal, and nutmeg; but _there is no evidence to show that any drug possesses this property_.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

  • Emmenagogues are remedies which have the property of exciting the catamenial flow; ecbolics, or abortives, are drugs which excite contraction of the uterus, and are supposed to have the power of expelling its contents.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

  • The vegetable substances frequently used as abortives are savin and ergot.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

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