abortive (adj.) Old form(s): Abortiue
monstrous, defective, unnatural
LLL I.i.104[Berowne to King] Why should I joy in an abortive birth?
R3 I.ii.21[Anne to dead Henry VI, of Richard] If ever he have child, abortive be it
R3 I.iii.227[Queen Margaret to Richard] Thou elvish-marked, abortive, rooting hog!
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