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modificatory

[ mod-uh-fi-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈmɒd ə fɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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Sometimes mod·i·fi·ca·tive [mod-uh-fi-key-tiv] /ˈmɒd ə fɪˌkeɪ tɪv/ .

Origin of modificatory

1815–25; <Latin modificāt(us) (see modification) + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM modificatory

non·mod·i·fi·ca·tive, adjectivenon·mod·i·fi·ca·to·ry, adjectiveun·mod·i·fi·ca·tive, adjective
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