‘-ative

What is ‘-ative?

‘-ative definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:

a combination of -ate1 and -ive, used to form adjectives from stems in -ate1 (regulative); on this model, because of the frequency and productivity of -ate1, used independently to form adjectives from stems of other origin: normative.

 

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