dispersive

[ dih-spur-siv ]
/ dɪˈspɜr sɪv /

adjective

serving or tending to disperse.

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Origin of dispersive

First recorded in 1620–30; disperse + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM dispersive

dis·per·sive·ly, adverbdis·per·sive·ness, nounnon·dis·per·sive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dispersive

dispersive
/ (dɪˈspɜːsɪv) /

adjective

tending or serving to disperse

Derived forms of dispersive

dispersively, adverbdispersiveness, noun
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