Recently the firm has been connected with more abortive bids than successes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their abortive coup was horribly damaging at a time when the party should be swallowing their differences and making an attempt at loyalty and unity. The Sun (2010)I asked these three to keep a log of their abortive attempts to contact the mayor's campaign team. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The polls were pushed back from October 11 after an abortive coup but are expected to pass off peacefully. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The threat to giant pandas has been recognised for decades with London Zoo making a series of abortive attempts at breeding the creatures. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
偶尔使用。在柯林斯辞典中， abortive 是3万个最常用词之一。
英式英语: abortive ADJECTIVE
An abortive attempt or action is unsuccessful.
...an abortive attempt to prevent the current President from taking office.
abortive 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
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