causative

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adjective caus·a·tive \ ˈkȯ-zə-tiv \

Definition of causative

1 :effective or operating as a cause or agent
  • causative bacteria of cholera
2 :expressing causation; specifically :being a linguistic form that indicates that the subject causes an act to be performed or a condition to come into being

causative

noun

causatively

adverb

Examples of causative in a Sentence

  1. A virus was found to be the causative agent of smallpox.

First Known Use of causative

15th century


CAUSATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

causative

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adjective

Definition of causative for English Language Learners

  • : making something happen or exist : causing something


Law Dictionary

causative

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adjective caus·a·tive \ ˈkȯ-zə-tiv \

legal Definition of causative

1 :effective or operating as a cause
  • the causative negligent act
2 :causal 2
  • the causative link between stress and coronary artery disease
  • National Law Journal

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