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exhibitive

[ ig-zib-i-tiv ]
/ ɪgˈzɪb ɪ tɪv /
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adjective

serving for exhibition; tending to exhibit.

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Origin of exhibitive

From the New Latin word exhibitīvus, dating back to 1590–1600. See exhibit, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM exhibitive

ex·hib·i·tive·ly, adverbnon·ex·hib·i·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exhibitive

exhibitive
/ (ɪɡˈzɪbɪtɪv) /

adjective

(usually postpositive and foll by of) illustrative or demonstrativea masterpiece exhibitive of his talent

Derived forms of exhibitive

exhibitively, adverb
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