[ uh-kom-uh-dey-tiv ]
/ əˈkɒm əˌdeɪ tɪv /


tending to accommodate; adaptive.

Origin of accommodative

First recorded in 1835–45; accommodate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM accommodative

ac·com·mo·da·tive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for accommodative

  • We must place the same claims to the diagnosis of muscular asthenopia as to that of the accommodative form.

    Schweigger on Squint|C. Schweigger
  • Early distaste for reading is often acquired by farsighted persons, owing to the strain on the accommodative apparatus.

  • The diagnosis of accommodative asthenopia is as a rule confirmed ex juvantibus; this cannot be asserted for the muscular form.

    Schweigger on Squint|C. Schweigger

Medicine definitions for accommodative

[ ə-kŏmə-dā′tĭv ]


Of or relating to accommodation.
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