educative

[ej-oo-key-tiv]

adjective

serving to educate: educative knowledge.
pertaining to or productive of education.

Origin of educative

First recorded in 1835–45; educate + -ive
Related formsnon·ed·u·ca·tive, adjectiveo·ver·ed·u·ca·tive, adjectiveo·ver·ed·u·ca·tive·ly, adverbun·ed·u·ca·tive, adjective
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educative

adjective

producing or resulting in educationan educative experience
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Word Origin and History for educative
adj.

1844, from Latin educat-, past participle stem of educare (see educate) + -ive.

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