conducive

[kuh n-doo-siv, -dyoo-]

adjective

tending to produce; contributive; helpful; favorable (usually followed by to): Good eating habits are conducive to good health.

Nearby words

  1. condor,
  2. condorcet,
  3. condorcet, marie jean antoine nicolas caritat, marquis de,
  4. condottiere,
  5. conduce,
  6. conduct,
  7. conduct disorder,
  8. conductance,
  9. conductimetry,
  10. conducting

Origin of conducive

First recorded in 1640–50; conduce + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for conducive

conducive

adjective

(when postpositive, foll by to) contributing, leading, or tending
Derived Formsconduciveness, noun

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Word Origin and History for conducive

conducive

adj.

1640s, from conduce + -ive.

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