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adoptive

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adjective adop·tive \ə-ˈdäp-tiv\

Simple Definition of adoptive

  • —used to describe a parent who has adopted a child

Full Definition of adoptive

  1. 1 :  made or acquired by adoption <the adoptive father>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to adoption

adop·tive·ly adverb

15th Century

First Known Use of adoptive

15th century



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