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redemptive

[ ri-demp-tiv ]
/ rɪˈdɛmp tɪv /
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adjective

serving to redeem.
of, relating to, or centering on redemption or salvation: redemptive religions.

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Origin of redemptive

First recorded in 1640–50; redempt(ion) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM redemptive

re·demp·tive·ly, adverbnon·re·demp·tive, adjectiveun·re·demp·tive, adjective
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