Translation of "abortive" - English-Portuguese dictionary

abortive

adjective uk /əˈbɔː.tɪv/ us /-ˈbɔːr.t̬ɪv/ formal

An abortive attempt or plan has to be stopped because it has failed.

fracassado
He made two abortive attempts on the French throne.

(Translation of “abortive” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)