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amative

[ am-uh-tiv ]
/ ˈæm ə tɪv /
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adjective

disposed to love; amorous.

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Origin of amative

1630–40; <Medieval Latin amātīvus, equivalent to amāt(us) (past participle of amāre to love) + -īvus-ive

OTHER WORDS FROM amative

am·a·tive·ly, adverbam·a·tive·ness, nounun·am·a·tive, adjectiveun·am·a·tive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for amative

amative
/ (ˈæmətɪv) /

adjective

a rare word for amorous

Derived forms of amative

amatively, adverbamativeness, noun

Word Origin for amative

C17: from Medieval Latin amātīvus, from Latin amāre to love
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