Pronunciation: (kop'yu-lā"tiv, -lu-tiv),[key] —adj. 1. serving to unite or couple.
2. Gram. a. involving or consisting of connected words or clauses: a copulative sentence. b. pertaining to or serving as a copula; serving to connect subject and complement: a copulative verb. c. serving to connect nouns, noun phrases, verbs, clauses, etc.: a copulative conjunction. d. of the dvandva type: Bittersweet is a copulative compound. 3. of or pertaining to sexual intercourse.