perturbative

[pur-ter-bey-tiv, per-tur-buh-tiv]

adjective

having a tendency to perturb; disturbing.

Nearby words

  1. pertly,
  2. perturb,
  3. perturbate,
  4. perturbation,
  5. perturbation theory,
  6. perturbed,
  7. pertussis,
  8. pertussis immune globulin,
  9. pertussis vaccine,
  10. peru

Origin of perturbative

From the Late Latin word perturbātīvus, dating back to 1630–40. See perturbation, -ive

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