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adoptive

adoptive


a·dop·tive  (-dptv)
adj.
1.
a. Of or having to do with adoption.
b. Characteristic of adoption.
2. Related by adoption: increased honesty and sharing between birth families, adoptive families and adoptees (Robyn S. Quinter). See Usage Note at adopt.

a·doptive·ly adv.


adoptive  /dptv/  adj. (in law) related to adoption as parent or child: The girls adoptive parents take good care of her. adoptive

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