-ive

adjective suffix

Definition of -ive

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

Origin and Etymology of -ive

Medieval French -ive, from Latin -ivus


-IVE Defined for English Language Learners

-ive

adjective suffix

Definition of -ive for English Language Learners

  • : doing or tending to do something specified


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