[ suhb-sti-too-tiv, -tyoo- ]
/ ˈsʌb stɪˌtu tɪv, -ˌtyu- /
serving as or capable of serving as a substitute.
pertaining to or involving substitution.
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Related formssub·sti·tu·tive·ly, adverbnon·sub·sti·tu·tive, adjectiveun·sub·sti·tu·tive, adjective
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The substitutive measures here again are the only wise and effective ones.Training the Teacher|A. F. Schauffler
British Dictionary definitions for substitutive
/ (ˈsʌbstɪˌtjuːtɪv) /
acting or able to act as a substitute
of or involving substitution
Derived Formssubstitutively, adverb