verb (used with object), sim·u·lat·ed, sim·u·lat·ing.
Origin of simulate
Examples from the Web for simulative
There was that restless movement and frequent looking out at the corners of the eyes so characteristic of simulative disease.Fasting Girls|William Alexander Hammond
verb (ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt) (tr)
adjective (ˈsɪmjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
Word Origin for simulate
1620s, "feign, pretend, assume falsely" (implied in simulated), back-formation from simulation or else from Latin simulatus, past participle of simulare "to make like, imitate, copy." Meaning "to use a model to imitate certain conditions for purposes of study or training" is from 1947. Related: Simulating.