substitutive

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adjective sub·sti·tu·tive \ˈsəb-stə-ˌtü-tiv, -ˌtyü-\

Definition of substitutive

  1. :  serving or suitable as a substitute

substitutively

adverb

Examples of substitutive in a Sentence

  1. his recent religious fanaticism is only the latest substitutive addiction of a person with an addictive personality

First Known Use of substitutive

1656


Medical Dictionary

substitutive

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adjective sub·sti·tu·tive \ˈsəb-stə-ˌt(y)üt-iv\

Medical Definition of substitutive

  1. :  serving or suitable as a substitute substitutive behavior

substitutively

adverb


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