Definition of productive
- productive fishing waters
- investigating committees have been productive of much good
- —R. K. Carr
- un- is a productive prefix
- a productive cough
I had a very productive day.
I am most productive in the morning.
Some staff members are more productive than others.
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: doing or achieving a lot : working hard and getting good results
: producing or able to produce something especially in large amounts
: causing or resulting in something
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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