Still-born

stillborn

[stil-bawrn]
adjective
1.
dead when born.
2.
ineffectual from the beginning; abortive; fruitless: a stillborn plan of escape.

Origin:
1590–1600; still1 + born

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stillborn (ˈstɪlˌbɔːn)
 
adj
1.  (of a fetus) dead at birth
2.  (of an idea, plan, etc) fruitless; abortive; unsuccessful
 
n
3.  a stillborn fetus or baby

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stillborn still·born (stĭl'bôrn')
adj.
Dead at birth.

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