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1610s, from induce + -ive.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for inducive

Historical Examples

  • Then he had to bite in order to let the air in upon the inducive.

    The World Set Free

    Herbert George Wells

  • The progress of the day was not inducive to a hopeful outlook for Hiram.

    Hiram The Young Farmer

    Burbank L. Todd

  • What happened when the celluloid stud was opened was that the inducive oxidised and became active.

    The World Set Free

    Herbert George Wells

  • This little room is pleasant enough, but I never sleep well in strange places, and these cords are not inducive to repose.

    The Gray Phantom

    Herman Landon

  • How inducive of thought are these old classic grounds, centuries in use?