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-ative

adjective suffix

Simple Definition of -ative

  • : relating to or connected with something

  • : designed to do something

  • : tending to do something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of -ative

  1. :  of, relating to, or connected with <authoritative> :  tending to <talkative>

Origin and Etymology of -ative

Latin -ativus, from -atus -ate + -ivus -ive


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