ac·​cel·​er·​a·​tive | \ ik-ˈse-lə-ˌrā-tiv How to pronounce accelerative (audio) , ak- \

Definition of accelerative

: of, relating to, or tending to cause acceleration : accelerating

Examples of accelerative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reality of those accelerative forces are substantial enough to cause physical discomfort—don't take a 765LT on track after a large lunch. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2021 McLaren 765LT: The Sensible Senna," 29 Sep. 2020 An oil-pan hinge-type baffle is added to keep the oil from rushing away from the oil-pump pickup tube under the tremendous accelerative forces the Z1-R TC generates. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, "Turbo Car vs. Turbo Bike: 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo vs. Kawasaki Z1-R TC," 10 June 2020 Indeed, the Turbo S E-Hybrid is the quickest and fastest Cayenne yet, but that statement does not prepare you for the immediacy of its accelerative force. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Is Large and in Charge," 7 Jan. 2020 As for the accelerative forces in the Z axis—rising and falling, the up and down, urp!—the boat floats on the water. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Skip the Seasickness: How Boats Are Getting More Tech-Savvy," 28 June 2018 While direct head-to-head hits generated 150g (150 times the accelerative force of gravity) of force, compared to an average of 100g during football hits, the headbands could reduce that acceleration. Eric Niiler, WIRED, "Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On," 15 June 2018 Weckbach stresses that accelerative quickness isn’t the only metric customers will seek—charging times need to be rapid, as well. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "More Details on Porsche’s Mission E Electric Sedan: Yes, It’ll Have a Frunk," 28 Feb. 2018 Its 197 horsepower adds a Fiesta-sized drizzle of accelerative thrills without overwhelming the front-drive ST’s drivability the way the larger Focus ST’s 252-hp engine does. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "2017 Ford Fiesta ST," 2 Aug. 2017 Know that accelerative ability closely correlates to the engine's torque rating—not as much the horsepower. Ross Mccammon, GQ, "How to Test-Drive a New Car Like a Boss," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of accelerative

1666, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accelerative

accelerate + -ive

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The first known use of accelerative was in 1666

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“Accelerative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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ac·​cel·​er·​a·​tive | \ ik-ˈsel-ə-ˌrāt-iv, ak- How to pronounce accelerative (audio) \

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