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excursive

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adjective ex·cur·sive \-ˈskər-siv\

Definition of excursive

  1. :  constituting a digression :  characterized by digression

excursively

adverb

excursiveness

noun


Examples of excursive in a sentence

  1. <an excursive story line that some readers of Melville's novel find very rewarding>



1659

First Known Use of excursive

1659


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