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inventive

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1 showing a noteworthy use of the imagination and creativity especially in inventing
  • inventive electronic games
  • inventive ways to use leftovers

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2 having the skill and imagination to create new things
  • an inventive youth, he devised an automatic feeding system for his dog

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The first known use of inventive was in the 15th century

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“Inventive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/inventive. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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