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isolative

[ahy-suh-ley-tiv, is-uh-] /ˈaɪ səˌleɪ tɪv, ˈɪs ə-/
adjective
1.
noting a change in part of the sound of a word made independently of the phonetic environment of that part.
Origin of isolative
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; isolate + -ive
Related forms
unisolative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isolative

isolative

/ˈaɪsəˌleɪtɪv; ˈaɪsələtɪv/
adjective
1.
(of a sound change) occurring in all linguistic environments, as the change of Middle English / / to Modern English / /, as in time Compare combinative (sense 2)
2.
of, relating to, or concerned with isolation
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