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contraction of I have.
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-ive

a suffix of adjectives (and nouns of adjectival origin) expressing tendency, disposition, function, connection, etc.: active; corrective; destructive; detective; passive; sportive.
Compare -ative, -itive.

Origin of -ive

<Latin -īvus; in some words, representing French -ive, feminine of -if
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British Dictionary definitions for I've (1 of 2)

I've
/ (aɪv) /

contraction of
I have

British Dictionary definitions for I've (2 of 2)

-ive

suffix
(forming adjectives) indicating a tendency, inclination, character, or qualitydivisive; prohibitive; festive; massive
(forming nouns of adjectival origin)detective; expletive

Word Origin for -ive

from Latin -īvus
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