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Meaning of CAUSATIVE

Pronunciation:  'kozutiv

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"

CAUSATIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: abortifacient, activating(a), actuating(a), anorectic, anorexigenic, borne in upon(p), causal, conducive, contributing(a), contributive, contributory, errhine, inducive, inductive, motivating, motivative(a), motive(a), motor, precipitating(a), responsible, responsible for(p), sternutative, sternutatory
 Antonyms: noncausal, noncausative



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Caus"a*tive\, a. [L. causativus pertaining to a
    lawsuit (causa), but in the English sense from E. cause.]
    1. Effective, as a cause or agent; causing.
             Causative in nature of a number of effects. --Bacon.
    2. Expressing a cause or reason; causal; as, the ablative is
       a causative case.
  2. \Caus"a*tive\ (k[add]"z[.a]*t[i^]v), n.
    A word which expresses or suggests a cause.