Adoptee definition

ə-dŏptē, ə-dŏp-tē
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One, such as a child, that is or has been adopted.
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An adopted son or daughter. A foster child.
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A person who was adopted as a child.

An adult Chinese female adoptee has found her biological parents.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
adoptee
Plural:
adoptees

Origin of adoptee

  • Learned borrowing from French adoptée, feminine past participle of adopter meaning "to adopt"

    From Wiktionary