tending to distract.

Origin of distractive

First recorded in 1625–35; distract + -ive
Related formsdis·trac·tive·ly, adverbnon·dis·trac·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for distractive

Historical Examples of distractive

  • The distractive effect caused by producing two impressions through a wrong use of marks of parenthesis, should be avoided.

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