[ ih-luhs-truh-tiv, il-uh-strey-tiv ]
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  1. serving to illustrate; explanatory: illustrative examples.

Origin of illustrative

First recorded in 1635–45; illustrate + -ive

Other words from illustrative

  • il·lus·tra·tive·ly, adverb
  • non·il·lus·tra·tive, adjective
  • non·il·lus·tra·tive·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·il·lus·tra·tive, adjective
  • o·ver·il·lus·tra·tive·ly, adverb
  • self-il·lus·tra·tive, adjective
  • un·il·lus·tra·tive, adjective

Words Nearby illustrative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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