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adoptive


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adoptive  \A*dopt"ive\,  a.  [L.  adoptivus:  cf  F.  adoptif.] 
  Pertaining  to  adoption;  made  or  acquired  by  adoption;  fitted 
  to  adopt;  as  an  adoptive  father,  an  child;  an  adoptive 
  language.  --  {A*dopt"ive*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adoptive 
  adj  1:  of  parents  and  children;  related  by  adoption;  "adoptive 
  parents"  [ant:  {biological}] 
  2:  acquired  as  your  own  by  free  choice;  "my  adopted  state";  "an 
  adoptive  country"  [syn:  {adopted}]  [ant:  {native}] 




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