Cutting short; acting to halt or slow the progress (of a disease). (adjective)
A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion, abortifacient. (noun)
Examples of word abortive
The term abortive organ has been thus applied to above structure (as
There is another grand class of facts relating to what are called abortive organs.
James, cut off in the prime of life, may almost be called the abortive
Romney this week toughened his language in decrying the new health care rule, on Monday saying the requirement to cover "contraceptives, morning-after pills, in other words abortive pills," was a "violation of conscience."
"This just might be the same administration that said that the churches and the institutions they run such as schools andâ€¦adoptions agencies, hospitals, that they have to provide for their employees free of charge contraceptives, morning after pills, in other words abortive pills, and the like, at no cost," Romney added.