- 1As a result of the adoption of another’s child: adoptive parentsMore example sentences
- As a teenager, he had been contacted by his brother's adoptive parents and had been able to forge a new relationship with him.
- Is it about a man forging a new relationship with his adoptive mother?
- We spent most of the session talking about her relationship with her adoptive father, Eric.
- 1.1Denoting a country or city to which a person has moved and in which they have chosen to make their permanent place of residence.More example sentences
- His final resting place was his beloved adoptive country - Singapore.
- To the emigrant Irish and to their adoptive countries, the shamrock logo represented all that was best in Irishness.
- At the 2000 Games, she won the silver medal for her adoptive country in the first women's Olympic pole vault.
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- It resembles the immunosuppression caused by UVB at the cellular level in that it is adoptively transferable.
- This state of unresponsiveness could be adoptively transferred to partially immunosuppressed recipients.
- Elmets and Bowen noted their immunosuppression was adoptively transferable.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin adoptivus, from adoptare 'select for oneself' (see adopt).
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