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substitutive

[suhb-sti-too-tiv, -tyoo-]
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adjective
  1. serving as or capable of serving as a substitute.
  2. pertaining to or involving substitution.

Origin of substitutive

First recorded in 1590–1600; substitute + -ive
Related formssub·sti·tu·tive·ly, adverbnon·sub·sti·tu·tive, adjectiveun·sub·sti·tu·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for substitutive

Historical Examples

  • The substitutive measures here again are the only wise and effective ones.

    Training the Teacher

    A. F. Schauffler


British Dictionary definitions for substitutive

substitutive

adjective
  1. acting or able to act as a substitute
  2. of or involving substitution
Derived Formssubstitutively, adverb
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