explicative

adjective
ex·​pli·​ca·​tive | \ ek-ˈspli-kə-tiv How to pronounce explicative (audio) , ˈek-splə-ˌkā- How to pronounce explicative (audio) \

Definition of explicative

: serving to explicate specifically : serving to explain logically what is contained in the subject an explicative proposition

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explicatively adverb

Examples of explicative in a Sentence

a dearth of explicative material to help the layman understand the difficult subject matter

First Known Use of explicative

1602, in the meaning defined above

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