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Meaning of adoptive

a•dop•tive

Pronunciation: (u-dop'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or involving adoption.
  2. acquired or related by adoption: an adoptive father or son.
  3. tending to adopt.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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