abortive, stillborn, unsuccessful (adj)
failing to accomplish an intended result
"an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"
That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.
A fruitless effort or issue.
A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion, abortifacient.
Produced by abortion; born prematurely; as an abortive child.
Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an abortive attempt.
Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile; as, an abortive organ, stamen, ovule, etc.
Causing abortion; as, abortive medicines.
Cutting short; as, abortive treatment of typhoid fever.