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[kuh n-doo-siv, -dyoo-]
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  1. tending to produce; contributive; helpful; favorable (usually followed by to): Good eating habits are conducive to good health.
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Origin of conducive

First recorded in 1640–50; conduce + -ive
Related formscon·du·cive·ness, nounnon·con·du·cive, adjectivenon·con·du·cive·ness, nounun·con·du·cive, adjectiveun·con·du·cive·ly, adverbun·con·du·cive·ness, noun
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Related Words for conducive

useful, helpful, accessory, leading, tending, contributive, contributory, promotive

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British Dictionary definitions for conducive


  1. (when postpositive, foll by to) contributing, leading, or tending
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Derived Formsconduciveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for conducive


1640s, from conduce + -ive.

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