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Meaning of ADOPTIVE

Pronunciation:  u'dâptiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  acquired as your own by free choice; "my adopted state"; "an adoptive country"
  2. [adj]  of parents and children; related by adoption; "adoptive parents"
 

ADOPTIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: adopted, foster, surrogate
 
 Antonyms: biological, native
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*dopt"ive\, a. [L. adoptivus: cf. F. adoptif.]
Pertaining to adoption; made or acquired by adoption; fitted
to adopt; as, an adoptive father, an child; an adoptive
language. -- {A*dopt"ive*ly}, adv.

 

 

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