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denotive

[dih-noh-tiv] /dɪˈnoʊ tɪv/
adjective
1.
used or serving to denote; denotative.
Origin of denotive
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; denote + -ive
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  • Fritz noticed what effect his thoughtless shot had had, and gave vent to a low, peculiar whistle, denotive of surprise.

    Fritz to the Front

    Edward L. Wheeler

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