Examples from the Web for rotative
Watt had perfected, with the aid of Murdoch, both the pumping-engine and the rotative steam-engine for application to mills.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine|Robert H. Thurston
I do not say, "The tables turn because my fluid is rotative."Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
The rotative speeds of turbines, operating under any given head, should thus increase as their capacities and diameters decrease.Electric Transmission of Water Power|Alton D. Adams
If it is a rotative engine, with a winding barrel, it will cost 270l.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Rotative pumping engines of large size have a plunger speed of 90 ft. per minute.