substitutive

adjective
sub·​sti·​tu·​tive | \ ˈsəb-stə-ˌtü-tiv How to pronounce substitutive (audio) , -ˌtyü- \

Definition of substitutive

: serving or suitable as a substitute

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Other Words from substitutive

substitutively adverb

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Examples of substitutive in a Sentence

his recent religious fanaticism is only the latest substitutive addiction of a person with an addictive personality
Recent Examples on the Web Somewhere along the line, a foundational philosophy emerged: Identity is additive, not substitutive. Monte Reel, Bloomberg.com, "If Davos Were a Person, It Would Be Carlos Ghosn," 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of substitutive

1656, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of substitutive was in 1656

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“Substitutive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/substitutive. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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substitutive

adjective
sub·​sti·​tu·​tive | \ ˈsəb-stə-ˌt(y)üt-iv How to pronounce substitutive (audio) \

Medical Definition of substitutive

: serving or suitable as a substitute substitutive behavior

Other Words from substitutive

substitutively adverb

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