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-ative




a combination of -ate 1 and -ive, used to form adjectives from stems in -ate 1 (regulative); on this model, because of the frequency and productivity of -ate 1, used independently to form adjectives from stems of other origin: normative.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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