in·​te·​gra·​tive ˈin-tə-ˌgrā-tiv How to pronounce integrative (audio)
: serving to integrate or favoring integration : directed toward integration
the integrative powers of the human imaginationJ. A. McPherson

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The story also delves into a growing trend in Mexico — an integrative approach to medicine that uses traditional medicine as a complement to modern medicine. Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2023 The planetarium’s enhanced capabilities will align with the integrative educational approach of the museum’s new Planetary and Biological Processes Wings, to be unveiled in 2024 as part of the museum’s ongoing transformation and expansion. cleveland, 3 Feb. 2023 More precisely, each user will get personalized care, Jain emphasizes, and an integrative approach. Esha Chhabra, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 Designer Paszkowski took the same integrative approach with the interior. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 28 Dec. 2022 In 2012, the Pentagon’s research division DARPA awarded a $300,000 grant to Alaa Ahmed, a professor of integrative physiology at University of Colorado at Boulder. Ben Thomas, Discover Magazine, 5 Jan. 2016 Amid the project’s bow at Sundance this week, Alberdi spoke with Variety about the duality of an onerous diagnosis, taking an integrative approach to caregiving and the endearing couple at the film’s core. Holly Jones, Variety, 27 Jan. 2023 Providing accessible wellness services through cutting edge technology, Four Seasons Resort Maui is embracing the future of wellness travel through an integrative wellness program. Caroline Tell, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 Nevertheless, integrative medicine as a whole has gained some legitimacy in the eyes of the allopathic community in recent decades. Molly Glick, Discover Magazine, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of integrative was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Integrative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


in·​te·​gra·​tive ˈint-ə-ˌgrāt-iv How to pronounce integrative (audio)
: tending to integrate
the integrative action of the nervous system
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