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explanative

explanative

adjective ex·plan·a·tive \ik-ˈspla-nə-tiv\

Definition of EXPLANATIVE

ex·plan·a·tive·ly adverb

Examples of EXPLANATIVE

  1. <an edition of Melville's novel that could use more explanative footnotes about whaling>

First Known Use of EXPLANATIVE

circa 1616

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