meditative

[ med-i-tey-tiv ]
/ ˈmɛd ɪˌteɪ tɪv /

adjective

given to, characterized by, or indicative of meditation; contemplative.

Origin of meditative

From the Late Latin word meditātīvus, dating back to 1605–15. See meditate, -ive
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meditative


adj.

1650s, from Late Latin meditativus, from meditat-, past participle stem of Latin meditari (see meditation). Related: Meditatively; meditativeness.

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