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

Word History

Etymology

Middle French -ive, from Latin -ivus

Dictionary Entries Near -ive

Cite this Entry

“-ive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ive. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

-ive

adjective suffix
iv
: that performs or tends toward an indicated action
exhaustive
Etymology

derived from Latin -ivus (adjective suffix)

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!