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explicative

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adjective ex·pli·ca·tive \ek-ˈspli-kə-tiv, ˈek-splə-ˌkāt-\

Definition of explicative

  1. :  serving to explicate; specifically :  serving to explain logically what is contained in the subject <an explicative proposition>

explicatively

adverb


Examples of explicative in a sentence

  1. <a dearth of explicative material to help the layman understand the difficult subject matter>



1649

First Known Use of explicative

1649


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