Definitions

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  • adj. Not adopted.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ adopted

Examples

  • Health issues: Children who are adopted both internationally and from within the United States are two to three times as likely to have developmental problems as nonadopted children.

    You Raising Your Child

  • I'm not overly thrilled with the 'adopted children' line, but that phrase is so par for the course from the nonadopted:

    Ungrateful Little Bastard

  • Berry, who spoke during a telephone news conference, said he and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had conducted reviews to see if benefits could be extended within the confines of the Defense of Marriage Act. "For civil service employees, domestic partners of federal employees can be added to the long-term care insurance program, and supervisors can also be required to allow employees to use their sick leave to take care of domestic partners and nonbiological, nonadopted children," Berry said.

    Hispanic Business Magazine

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