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-ative

adjective suffix

: relating to or connected with something

: designed to do something

: tending to do something

Full Definition of -ATIVE

:  of, relating to, or connected with <authoritative> :  tending to <talkative>
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Origin of -ATIVE

Latin -ativus, from -atus -ate + -ivus -ive
-ATIVE Defined for Kids

-ative

adjective suffix \ə-tiv, ˌā-\

Definition of -ATIVE for Kids

1
:  of, relating to, or connected with <authoritative>
2
:  designed to do something <informative>
3
:  tending to <talkative>

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