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adjunctive

[ uh-juhngk-tiv ]
/ əˈdʒʌŋk tɪv /
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adjective
forming an adjunct.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of adjunctive

First recorded in 1745–55; adjunct + -ive

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How to use adjunctive in a sentence

  • The rendering of it is not an adjunctive performance, not a mere extraneous decoration.

  • Some adjunctive therapies lend themselves very well to use by individuals on their own.

  • They were known to our soldiers as the “Red Hats”—the phrase not unfrequently coupled with a rude adjunctive.

    The Bandolero|Mayne Reid
  • The rest of the surroundings and accessories of Versailles are mere adjunctive details of those chief features here mentioned.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France|Milburg Francisco Mansfield
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