[ ri-demp-tiv ]
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  1. serving to redeem.

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

Origin of redemptive

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

Other words from redemptive

  • re·demp·tive·ly, adverb
  • non·re·demp·tive, adjective
  • un·re·demp·tive, adjective

Words Nearby redemptive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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