adoptive

Definitions of adoptive
  1. adjective
    of parents and children; related by adoption
    adoptive parents”
    Synonyms:
    foster, surrogate
    providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties
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    Antonyms:
    biological
    of parents and children; related by blood
    begotten
    (of offspring) generated by procreation
    natural
    related by blood; not adopted
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  2. adjective
    acquired as your own by free choice
    “an adoptive country”
    synonyms: adopted
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    Antonyms:
    native
    belonging to one by birth
    connatural, inborn, inbred
    normally existing at birth
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