explanative

adjective
ex·​plan·​a·​tive | \ ik-ˈspla-nə-tiv How to pronounce explanative (audio) \

Definition of explanative

Other Words from explanative

explanatively adverb

Examples of explanative in a Sentence

an edition of Melville's novel that could use more explanative footnotes about whaling

First Known Use of explanative

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Explanative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/explanative. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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