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[suhb-sti-too-tiv, -tyoo-]
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  1. serving as or capable of serving as a substitute.
  2. pertaining to or involving substitution.
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Origin of substitutive

First recorded in 1590–1600; substitute + -ive
Related formssub·sti·tu·tive·ly, adverbnon·sub·sti·tu·tive, adjectiveun·sub·sti·tu·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for substitutive

Historical Examples

  • The substitutive measures here again are the only wise and effective ones.

    Training the Teacher

    A. F. Schauffler

British Dictionary definitions for substitutive


  1. acting or able to act as a substitute
  2. of or involving substitution
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Derived Formssubstitutively, adverb
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