conducive

[ kuhn-doo-siv, -dyoo- ]
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adjective
  1. tending to produce; contributive; helpful; favorable (usually followed by to): Good eating habits are conducive to good health.

Origin of conducive

1
First recorded in 1640–50; conduce + -ive

Other words from conducive

  • con·du·cive·ness, noun
  • non·con·du·cive, adjective
  • non·con·du·cive·ness, noun
  • un·con·du·cive, adjective
  • un·con·du·cive·ly, adverb
  • un·con·du·cive·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for conducive

conducive

/ (kənˈdjuːsɪv) /


adjective
  1. (when postpositive, foll by to) contributing, leading, or tending

Derived forms of conducive

  • conduciveness, noun

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