- serving as or capable of serving as a substitute.
- pertaining to or involving substitution.
Origin of substitutive
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Related Words for substitutivedummy, stopgap, temporary, ersatz, surrogate, imitation, alternate, pseudo, second, counterfeit, makeshift, acting, near, simulated, representative, sham, reserve, backup, proxy, mock
Examples from the Web for substitutive
Historical Examples of substitutive
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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