serving as or capable of serving as a substitute.
pertaining to or involving substitution.
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dummy, stopgap, temporary, ersatz, surrogate, imitation, alternate, pseudo, second, counterfeit, makeshift, acting, near, simulated, representative, sham, reserve, backup, proxy, mock
Origin of substitutive
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The substitutive measures here again are the only wise and effective ones.Training the Teacher
A. F. Schauffler
acting or able to act as a substitute
of or involving substitution
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