Related formsex·pli·ca·tive·ly, adverbnon·ex·pli·ca·tive, adjectiveun·ex·pli·ca·tive, adjective
Examples from the Web for explicative
The first and second are informative, explicative, they take in and dothe other gives out.Spare Hours|John Brown
The explicative myths, arising from utility, from the necessity of knowing.Essay on the Creative Imagination|Th. Ribot
All of Edwards's other writings may be arranged in relation to this principle,—as introductory, explicative, or defensive.