adoptive parent

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adoptive parent

: 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

adoptive play
  1. : made or acquired by adoption

  2. : of or relating to adoption

parent play
  1. : one that begets or brings forth offspring

  2. : a person who brings up and cares for another

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

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

  2. : to be or act as a parent


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