stillborn

Definitions of stillborn
  1. adjective
    (of newborn infant) showing no signs of life at birth; not liveborn
    “a stillborn baby”
    Synonyms:
    dead
    no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
  2. adjective
    failing to accomplish an intended result
    “a stillborn plot to assassinate the President”
    synonyms: abortive, unsuccessful
    unfruitful
    not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production
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