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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Definitions for amative

  1. disposed to love; amorous.

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Citations for amative
Chocolate, it can be said, is not merely a candy, but a powerful love potion whose reputation for inspiring amative feelings is universally known. Anahad O'Connor, Never Shower in a Thunderstorm, 2007
They shall illustrate Democracy and the kosmos, / They shall be alimentive, amative, perceptive, / They shall be complete women and men, their pose brawny and supple... Walt Whitman, "Mediums," Leaves of Grass, 1867
Origin of amative
Amative stems from the Latin verb amāre meaning "to love." It entered English in the mid-1600s.
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