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implicative

[ im-pli-key-tiv, im-plik-uh-tiv ]
/ ˈɪm plɪˌkeɪ tɪv, ɪmˈplɪk ə tɪv /
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adjective

tending to implicate or imply; characterized by or involving implication.

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Origin of implicative

First recorded in 1580–90; implicate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM implicative

im·pli·ca·tive·ly, adverbnon·im·pli·ca·tive, adjectivenon·im·pli·ca·tive·ly, adverb
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