pro·​mo·​tive | \ prə-ˈmō-tiv How to pronounce promotive (audio) \

Definition of promotive

: tending or serving to promote measures promotive of good health

Other Words from promotive

promotiveness noun

Examples of promotive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite senior leaders’ expectations, failure to use promotive input in the context of a dialogue about equality and inclusion may not be authority-defying but reflect the dynamics of the change at stake. Caterina Bulgarella, Forbes, 24 June 2021

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First Known Use of promotive

1523, in the meaning defined above

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“Promotive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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