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additive

adjective

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produced by a series of additions of identical or similar things
  • certain drugs have additive effects when taken in conjunction with each other that one doesn't see when any one is used alone

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additive

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of additive (Entry 2 of 2)

as in supplement, complement

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The first known use of additive was in 1648

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“Additive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/additive. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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