adjective pro·duc·tive \prə-ˈdək-tiv, prō-\

: doing or achieving a lot : working hard and getting good results

: producing or able to produce something especially in large amounts

: causing or resulting in something

Full Definition of PRODUCTIVE

:  having the quality or power of producing especially in abundance <productive fishing waters>
:  effective in bringing about <investigating committees have been productive of much good — R. K. Carr>
a :  yielding results, benefits, or profits
b :  yielding or devoted to the satisfaction of wants or the creation of utilities
:  continuing to be used in the formation of new words or constructions <un- is a productive prefix>
:  raising mucus or sputum (as from the bronchi) <a productive cough>
pro·duc·tive·ly adverb
pro·duc·tive·ness noun

Examples of PRODUCTIVE

  1. I had a very productive day.
  2. I am most productive in the morning.
  3. Some staff members are more productive than others.

First Known Use of PRODUCTIVE



adjective pro·duc·tive \prə-ˈdək-tiv, prō-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRODUCTIVE

:  raising mucus or sputum (as from the bronchi) <a productive cough>


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