Definition of -ive

: that performs or tends toward an (indicated) action amusive

History and Etymology for -ive

Middle French -ive, from Latin -ivus

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“-ive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ive. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of -ive

: doing or tending to do something specified
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Kids Definition of -ive

: that does or tends to do a specified action explosive

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