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substitutive

[suhb-sti-too-tiv, -tyoo-] /ˈsʌb stɪˌtu tɪv, -ˌtyu-/
adjective
1.
serving as or capable of serving as a substitute.
2.
pertaining to or involving substitution.
Origin of substitutive
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; substitute + -ive
Related forms
substitutively, adverb
nonsubstitutive, adjective
unsubstitutive, adjective
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  • The substitutive measures here again are the only wise and effective ones.

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British Dictionary definitions for substitutive

substitutive

/ˈsʌbstɪˌtjuːtɪv/
adjective
1.
acting or able to act as a substitute
2.
of or involving substitution
Derived Forms
substitutively, adverb
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