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accelerative

[ ak-sel-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv ]
/ ækˈsɛl əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv /
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adjective

tending to accelerate; increasing the velocity of.

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Also ac·cel·er·a·to·ry [ak-sel-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]. /ækˈsɛl ər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of accelerative

First recorded in1745–55; accelerate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM accelerative

non·ac·cel·er·a·tive, adjectivenon·ac·cel·er·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·ac·cel·er·a·tive, adjective
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