substitutive

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

Definition of substitutive

: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

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First Known Use of substitutive

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Medical Dictionary

substitutive

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

medical Definition of substitutive

:serving or suitable as a substitute
  • substitutive behavior

substitutively

adverb


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