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-ive

adjective suffix

: doing or tending to do something specified

Full Definition of -IVE

:  that performs or tends toward an (indicated) action <amusive>
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Origin of -IVE

Middle French -ive, from Latin -ivus
-IVE Defined for Kids

-ive

adjective suffix \iv\

Definition of -IVE for Kids

:  that does or tends to do a specified action <explosive>

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