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caus•a•tive



Pronunciation: (kô'zu-tiv), [key]
adj.
1. acting as a cause; producing (often fol. by of): a causative agency; an event causative of war.
2. Gram.noting causation. The causative form of to fall is to fell. Gothic -jan is a causative suffix in fulljan “to cause to be full; to fill.”

n.
Gram.a word, esp. a verb, noting causation, as made in He made me eat the apple.

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