explicative

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adjective ex·pli·ca·tive \ek-ˈspli-kə-tiv, ˈek-splə-ˌkā-\

Definition of explicative

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

explicatively

adverb

Examples of explicative in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of explicative

1602



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