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a combination of -ate1 and -ive, used to form adjectives from stems in -ate1 (regulative); on this model, because of the frequency and productivity of -ate1, used independently to form adjectives from stems of other origin: normative.
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Origin of -ative

<Latin -ātīvus, equivalent to -āt(us) -ate1 + -īvus-ive
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British Dictionary definitions for -ative


suffix forming adjectives
of, relating to, or tending toauthoritative; decorative; informative

Word Origin for -ative

from Latin -ātīvus, from ātus -ate 1 + īvus -ive
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