adoptive parent

Definition of adoptive parent

  1. :  one's parent by adoption :  a parent who has adopted a child She is their adopted daughter, which makes them her adoptive parents.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  made or acquired by adoption

    :  of or relating to adoption

  1. :  one that begets or brings forth offspring

    :  a person who brings up and cares for another

    :  an animal or plant that is regarded in relation to its offspring

  1. :  to be or act as the parent of :  originate, produce

    :  to be or act as a parent

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