or con·firm·a·tive

[kuh n-fur-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or kuh n-fur-muh-tiv]


serving to confirm; corroborative.

Origin of confirmatory

1630–40; < Medieval Latin confirmātōrius, equivalent to Latin confirmā(re) (see confirm) + -tōrius -tory1
Related formsnon·con·firm·a·tive, adjectivenon·con·firm·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·con·firm·a·tive, adjectiveun·con·firm·a·to·ry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for confirmatory

Contemporary Examples of confirmatory

  • From there, they are then sent to an FDA lab for confirmatory chemical testing.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Oil Spill Seafood Lie

    The Daily Beast

    August 22, 2010

Historical Examples of confirmatory