adjective \ə-ˈdäp-tiv\

—used to describe a parent who has adopted a child

Full Definition of ADOPTIVE

:  made or acquired by adoption <the adoptive father>
:  of or relating to adoption
adop·tive·ly adverb

First Known Use of ADOPTIVE

15th century


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Previous Word in the Dictionary: adoptionism
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