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additive

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adjective ad·di·tive \ˈa-də-tiv\

Definition of additive

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characterized by addition <an additive process>

  2. 2 :  produced by addition

  3. 3 :  characterized by, being, or producing effects (as drug responses or gene products) that when the causative factors act together are the sum of their individual effects

ad·di·tive·ly adverb
ad·di·tiv·i·typlay \ˌa-də-ˈti-və-tē\ noun


Examples of additive

  1. <certain drugs have additive effects when taken in conjunction with each other that one doesn't see when any one is used alone>



1699

First Known Use of additive

1699

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additive

noun ad·di·tive

Simple Definition of additive

  • : something (such as a chemical) that is added in small amounts to a substance to improve it in some way

Full Definition of additive

  1. :  a substance added to another in relatively small amounts to effect a desired change in properties <food additives>

Examples of additive

  1. a gasoline additive to reduce pollution



1945

First Known Use of additive

1945



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