1. Brought forth prematurely.
2. Rendered abortive or sterile; undeveloped; checked in normal development at a very early stage
ETYM Latin abortivus, from aboriri. Related to Abort.
Failing to accomplish an intended result; SYN. stillborn, unsuccessful.
ETYM Used only in the predicate.
Not functioning properly; SYN. awry, haywire, out of order, the matter, wrong.
Not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome.