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accommodative

[uh-kom-uh-dey-tiv] /əˈkɒm əˌdeɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to accommodate; adaptive.
Origin of accommodative
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; accommodate + -ive
Related forms
accommodativeness, noun
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  • The diagnosis of accommodative asthenopia is as a rule confirmed ex juvantibus; this cannot be asserted for the muscular form.

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  • We must place the same claims to the diagnosis of muscular asthenopia as to that of the accommodative form.

    Schweigger on Squint C. Schweigger
  • Early distaste for reading is often acquired by farsighted persons, owing to the strain on the accommodative apparatus.

accommodative in Medicine

accommodative ac·com·mo·da·tive (ə-kŏm'ə-dā'tĭv)
adj.
Of or relating to accommodation.

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