[ uh-juhngk-tiv ]
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  1. forming an adjunct.

Origin of adjunctive

First recorded in 1745–55; adjunct + -ive

Other words from adjunctive

  • ad·junc·tive·ly, adverb
  • non·ad·junc·tive, adjective
  • non·ad·junc·tive·ly, adverb
  • un·ad·junc·tive, adjective
  • un·ad·junc·tive·ly, adverb

Words Nearby adjunctive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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