- causing abortion.
- a drug or device used to cause abortion: a biochemical abortifacient in pill form.
- causing abortion
- a drug or agent that causes abortion
1875, noun and adjective, from Latin abortus (see abortive) + facientem “making,” related to facere “do” (see factitious). An earlier word for this in the noun sense was abortive (1640s).
- Causing or inducing abortion.