dispersive

[dih-spur-siv]

Origin of dispersive

First recorded in 1620–30; disperse + -ive
Related formsdis·per·sive·ly, adverbdis·per·sive·ness, nounnon·dis·per·sive, adjective
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dispersive

adjective
  1. tending or serving to disperse
Derived Formsdispersively, adverbdispersiveness, noun
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