10 letter words ending in ive
Abdicative (a.) Causing, or implying, abdication.
Abjunctive (a.) Exceptional.
Abnegative (a.) Denying; renouncing; negative.
Abrogative (a.) Tending or designed to abrogate; as, an abrogative law.
Absorptive (a.) Having power, capacity, or tendency to absorb or imbibe.
Abstersive (a.) Cleansing; purging.
Abstersive (n.) Something cleansing.
Accusative (a.) Producing accusations; accusatory.
Accusative (n.) The accusative case.
Acervative (a.) Heaped up; tending to heap up.
Adaptative (a.) Adaptive.
Adjunctive (a.) Joining; having the quality of joining; forming an adjunct.
Adjunctive (n.) One who, or that which, is joined.
Admirative (a.) Relating to or expressing admiration or wonder.
Admonitive (a.) Admonitory.
Affinitive (a.) Closely connected, as by affinity.
Afflictive (a.) Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief; distressing.
Affrontive (a.) Tending to affront or offend; offensive; abusive.
Aggressive (a.) Tending or disposed to aggress; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive policy, war, person, nation.
Alterative (a.) Causing ateration.
Alterative (a.) Gradually changing, or tending to change, a morbid state of the functions into one of health.
Alterative (n.) A medicine or treatment which gradually induces a change, and restores healthy functions without sensible evacuations.
Ambulative (a.) Walking.
Ampliative (a.) Enlarging a conception by adding to that which is already known or received.
Annotative (a.) Characterized by annotations; of the nature of annotation.
Apperceive (v. t.) To perceive; to comprehend.
Appetitive (a.) Having the quality of desiring gratification; as, appetitive power or faculty.
Applausive (a.) Expressing applause; approbative.
Appointive (a.) Subject to appointment; as, an appointive office.
Appositive (a.) Of or relating to apposition; in apposition.
Appositive (n.) A noun in apposition.
Arrogative (a.) Making undue claims and pretension; prone to arrogance.
Assumptive (a.) Assumed, or capable of being assumed; characterized by assumption; making unwarranted claims.
Astrictive (a.) Binding; astringent.
Astrictive (n.) An astringent.
Astructive (a.) Building up; constructive; -- opposed to destructive.
Attemptive (a.) Disposed to attempt; adventurous.
Attractive (a.) Having the power or quality of attracting or drawing; as, the attractive force of bodies.
Attractive (a.) Attracting or drawing by moral influence or pleasurable emotion; alluring; inviting; pleasing.
Attractive (n.) That which attracts or draws; an attraction; an allurement.
Coadjutive (a.) Rendering mutual aid; coadjutant.
Coercitive (a.) Coercive.
Cogitative (a.) Possessing, or pertaining to, the power of thinking or meditating.
Cogitative (a.) Given to thought or contemplation.
Collective (a.) Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
Collective (a.) Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
Collective (a.) Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc.
Collective (a.) Tending to collect; forming a collection.
Collective (a.) Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.
Collective (n.) A collective noun or name.
Commissive (a.) Relating to commission; of the nature of, or involving, commission.
Completive (a.) Making complete.
Compulsive (a.) Having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion.
Conceptive (a.) Capable of conceiving.
Concessive (a.) Implying concession; as, a concessive conjunction.
Conclusive (a.) Belonging to a close or termination; decisive; convincing; putting an end to debate or question; leading to, or involving, a conclusion or decision.
Concoctive (a.) Having the power of digesting or ripening; digestive.
Concretive (a.) Promoting concretion.
Concussive (a.) Having the power or quality of shaking or agitating.
Conductive (a.) Having the quality or power of conducting; as, the conductive tissue of a pistil.
Congestive (a.) Pertaining to, indicating, or attended with, congestion in some part of the body; as, a congestive fever.
Connective (a.) Connecting, or adapted to connect; involving connection.
Connective (n.) That which connects
Connective (n.) A word that connect words or sentences; a conjunction or preposition.
Connective (n.) That part of an anther which connects its thecae, lobes, or cells.
Consultive (a.) Determined by, or pertaining to, consultation; deliberate; consultative.
Contortive (a.) Expressing contortion.
Convective (a.) Caused or accomplished by convection; as, a convective discharge of electricity.
Conversive (a.) Capable of being converted or changed.
Conversive (a.) Ready to converse; social.
Convictive (a.) Convincing.
Convulsive (a.) Producing, or attended with, convulsions or spasms; characterized by convulsions; convulsionary.
Copulative (a.) Serving to couple, unite, or connect; as, a copulative conjunction like "and".
Copulative (n.) Connection.
Copulative (n.) A copulative conjunction.
Corrective (a.) Having the power to correct; tending to rectify; as, corrective penalties.
Corrective (a.) Qualifying; limiting.
Corrective (n.) That which has the power of correcting, altering, or counteracting what is wrong or injurious; as, alkalies are correctives of acids; penalties are correctives of immoral conduct.
Corrective (n.) Limitation; restriction.
Corruptive (a.) Having the quality of taining or vitiating; tending to produce corruption.
Cumulative (a.) Composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated.
Cumulative (a.) Augmenting, gaining, or giving force, by successive additions; as, a cumulative argument, i. e., one whose force increases as the statement proceeds.
Cumulative (a.) Tending to prove the same point to which other evidence has been offered; -- said of evidence.
Cumulative (a.) Given by same testator to the same legatee; -- said of a legacy.
Cunctative (a.) Slow; tardy; dilatory; causing delay.
Decorative (a.) Suited to decorate or embellish; adorning.
Definitive (a.) Determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; express.
Definitive (a.) Limiting; determining; as, a definitive word.
Definitive (a.) Determined; resolved.
Definitive (n.) A word used to define or limit the extent of the signification of a common noun, such as the definite article, and some pronouns.
Deflective (a.) Causing deflection.
Defunctive (a.) Funereal.
Denotative (a.) Having power to denote; designating or marking off.
Depressive (a.) Able or tending to depress or cast down.
Depurative (a.) Purifying the blood or the humors; depuratory.
Depurative (n.) A depurative remedy or agent; or a disease which is believed to be depurative.
Derivative (a.) Obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original, or fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something else; secondary; as, a derivative conveyance; a derivative word.
Derivative (n.) That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from another.
Derivative (n.) A word formed from another word, by a prefix or suffix, an internal modification, or some other change; a word which takes its origin from a root.
Derivative (n.) A chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another by inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root implied in its harmonics in an actual chord.
Derivative (n.) An agent which is adapted to produce a derivation (in the medical sense).
Derivative (n.) A derived function; a function obtained from a given function by a certain algebraic process.
Derivative (n.) A substance so related to another substance by modification or partial substitution as to be regarded as derived from it; thus, the amido compounds are derivatives of ammonia, and the hydrocarbons are derivatives of methane, benzene, etc.
Derogative (a.) Derogatory.
Descensive (a.) Tending to descend; tending downwards; descending.
Detractive (a.) Tending to detractor draw.
Detractive (a.) Tending to lower in estimation; depreciative.
Digressive (a.) Departing from the main subject; partaking of the nature of digression.
Diminutive (a.) Below the average size; very small; little.
Diminutive (a.) Expressing diminution; as, a diminutive word.
Diminutive (a.) Tending to diminish.
Diminutive (n.) Something of very small size or value; an insignificant thing.
Diminutive (n.) A derivative from a noun, denoting a small or a young object of the same kind with that denoted by the primitive; as, gosling, eaglet, lambkin.
Discretive (a.) Marking distinction or separation; disjunctive.
Discursive (a.) Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide field; roving; digressive; desultory.
Discursive (a.) Reasoning; proceeding from one ground to another, as in reasoning; argumentative.
Discussive (a.) Able or tending to discuss or disperse tumors or coagulated matter.
Discussive (a.) Doubt-dispelling; decisive.
Discussive (n.) A medicine that discusses or disperses morbid humors; a discutient.
Disgracive (a.) Disgracing.
Dismissive (a.) Giving dismission.
Dispersive (a.) Tending to disperse.
Displosive (a.) Explosive.
Disruptive (a.) Causing, or tending to cause, disruption; caused by disruption; breaking through; bursting; as, the disruptive discharge of an electrical battery.
Dissentive (a.) Disagreeing; inconsistent.
Dissuasive (a.) Tending to dissuade or divert from a measure or purpose; dehortatory; as, dissuasive advice.
Dissuasive (n.) A dissuasive argument or counsel; dissuasion; dehortation.
Distensive (a.) Distending, or capable of being distended.
Distortive (a.) Causing distortion.
Dominative (a.) Governing; ruling; imperious.
Dubitative (a.) Tending to doubt; doubtful.
Enervative (a.) Having power, or a tendency, to enervate; weakening.
Entitative (a.) Considered as pure entity; abstracted from all circumstances.
Entreative (a.) Used in entreaty; pleading.
Estimative (a.) Inc
Estimative (a.) Pertaining to an estimate.
Evacuative (a.) Serving of tending to evacuate; cathartic; purgative.
Evaporaive (a.) Pertaining to, or producing, evaporation; as, the evaporative process.
Excerptive (a.) That excerpts, selects, or chooses.
Excitative (a.) Having power to excite; tending or serving to excite; excitatory.
Execrative (a.) Cursing; imprecatory; vilifying.
Execrative (n.) A word used for cursing; an imprecatory word or expression.
Exhaustive (a.) Serving or tending to exhaust; exhibiting all the facts or arguments; as, an exhaustive method.
Exhibitive (a.) Serving for exhibition; representative; exhibitory.
Expeditive (a.) Performing with speed.
Expositive (a.) Serving to explain; expository.
Expressive (a.) Serving to express, utter, or represent; indicative; communicative; -- followed by of; as, words expressive of his gratitude.
Expressive (a.) Full of expression; vividly representing the meaning or feeling meant to be conveyed; significant; emphatic; as, expressive looks or words.
Extractive (a.) Capable of being extracted.
Extractive (a.) Tending or serving to extract or draw out.
Extractive (n.) Anything extracted; an extract.
Extractive (n.) A chemical principle once supposed to exist in all extracts.
Extractive (n.) Any one of a large class of substances obtained by extraction, and consisting largely of nitrogenous hydrocarbons, such as xanthin, hypoxanthin, and creatin extractives from muscle tissue.
Extroitive (a.) Seeking or going out after external objects.
Extructive (a.) Constructive.
Federative (a.) Uniting in a league; forming a confederacy; federal.
Figurative (a.) Representing by a figure, or by resemblance; typical; representative.
Figurative (a.) Used in a sense that is tropical, as a metaphor; not literal; -- applied to words and expressions.
Figurative (a.) Abounding in figures of speech; flowery; florid; as, a highly figurative description.
Figurative (a.) Relating to the representation of form or figure by drawing, carving, etc. See Figure, n., 2.
Full-drive (adv.) With full speed.
Gainstrive (v. t. & i.) To strive or struggle against; to withstand.
Generative (a.) Having the power of generating, propagating, originating, or producing.
Hesitative (a.) Showing, or characterized by, hesitation.
Impeditive (a.) Causing hindrance; impeding.
Imperative (a.) Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders.
Imperative (a.) Not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order.
Imperative (a.) Expressive of commund, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood.
Imperative (n.) The imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood.
Impressive (a.) Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.
Impressive (a.) Capable of being impressed.
Imputative (a.) Transferred by imputation; that may be imputed.
Incerative (a.) Cleaving or sticking like wax.
Inchoative (a.) Expressing or pertaining to a beginning; inceptive; as, an inchoative verb.
Inchoative (n.) An inchoative verb. See Inceptive.
Incitative (n.) A provocative; an incitant; a stimulant.
Incubative (a.) Of or pertaining to incubation, or to the period of incubation.
Indagative (a.) Searching; exploring; investigating.
Indecisive (a.) Not decisive; not bringing to a final or ultimate issue; as, an indecisive battle, argument, answer.
Indecisive (a.) Undetermined; prone to indecision; irresolute; unsettled; wavering; vacillating; hesitating; as, an indecisive state of mind; an indecisive character.
Indicative (a.) Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious.
Indicative (a.) Suggestive; representing the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc.
Indicative (n.) The indicative mood.
Infinitive (n.) Unlimited; not bounded or restricted; undefined.
Infinitive (n.) An infinitive form of the verb; a verb in the infinitive mood; the infinitive mood.
Infinitive (adv.) In the manner of an infinitive mood.
Inflective (a.) Capable of, or pertaining to, inflection; deflecting; as, the inflective quality of the air.
Inflective (a.) Inflectional; characterized by variation, or change in form, to mark case, tense, etc.; subject to inflection.
Inflictive (a.) Causing infliction; acting as an infliction.
Initiative (a.) Serving to initiate; inceptive; initiatory; introductory; preliminary.
Initiative (n.) An introductory step or movement; an act which originates or begins.
Initiative (n.) The right or power to introduce a new measure or course of action, as in legislation; as, the initiative in respect to revenue bills is in the House of Representatives.
Innovative (a.) Characterized by, or introducing, innovations.
Inspective (a.) Engaged in inspection; inspecting; involving inspection.
Irrelative (a.) Not relative; without mutual relations; unconnected.
Irritative (a.) Serving to excite or irritate; irritating; as, an irritative agent.
Irritative (a.) Accompanied with, or produced by, increased action or irritation; as, an irritative fever.
Judicative (a.) Having power to judge; judicial; as, the judicative faculty.
Lacerative (a.) Lacerating, or having the power to lacerate; as, lacerative humors.
Locomotive (a.) Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as, a locomotive animal.
Locomotive (a.) Used in producing motion; as, the locomotive organs of an animal.
Manumotive (a.) Movable by hand.
Maturative (a.) Conducing to ripeness or maturity; hence, conducing to suppuration.
Maturative (n.) A remedy promoting maturation; a maturant.
Medicative (a.) Medicinal; acting like a medicine.
Meditative (a.) Disposed to meditate, or to meditation; as, a meditative man; a meditative mood.
Memorative (a.) Commemorative.
Misreceive (v. t.) To receive wrongly.
Mitigative (a.) Tending to mitigate; alleviating.
Nauseative (a.) Causing nausea; nauseous.
Neglective (a.) Neglectful.
Nominative (a.) Giving a name; naming; designating; -- said of that case or form of a noun which stands as the subject of a finite verb.
Nominative (n.) The nominative case.
Numerative (a.) Of or pertaining to numeration; as, a numerative system.
Opiniative (a.) Opinionative.
Oppilative (a.) Obstructive.
Oppositive (a.) Capable of being put in opposition.
Oppressive (a.) Unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe, rigorous, or harsh; as, oppressive taxes; oppressive exactions of service; an oppressive game law.
Oppressive (a.) Using oppression; tyrannical; as, oppressive authority or commands.
Oppressive (a.) Heavy; overpowering; hard to be borne; as, oppressive grief or woe.
Ordinative (a.) Tending to ordain; directing; giving order.
Palliative (a.) Serving to palliate; serving to extenuate or mitigate.
Palliative (n.) That which palliates; a palliative agent.
Pedomotive (a.) Moved or worked by the action of the foot or feet on a pedal or treadle.
Pejorative (a.) Implying or imputing evil; depreciatory; disparaging; unfavorable.
Pendentive (n.) The portion of a vault by means of which the square space in the middle of a building is brought to an octagon or circle to receive a cupola.
Pendentive (n.) The part of a groined vault which is supported by, and springs from, one pier or corbel.
Perceptive (a.) Of or pertaining to the act or power of perceiving; having the faculty or power of perceiving; used in perception.
Percussive (a.) Striking against; percutient; as, percussive force.
Perfective (a.) Tending or conducing to make perfect, or to bring to perfection; -- usually followed by of.
Permissive (a.) Permitting; granting leave or liberty.
Permissive (a.) Permitted; tolerated; suffered.
Persistive (a.) See Persistent.
Persuasive (a.) Tending to persuade; having the power of persuading; as, persuasive eloquence.
Persuasive (n.) That which persuades; an inducement; an incitement; an exhortation.
Perversive (a.) Tending to pervert.
Portentive (a.) Presaging; foreshadowing.
Possessive (a.) Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating possession.
Possessive (n.) The possessive case.
Possessive (n.) A possessive pronoun, or a word in the possessive case.
Preceptive (a.) Containing or giving precepts; of the nature of precepts; didactic; as, the preceptive parts of the Scriptures.
Preclusive (a.) Shutting out; precluding, or tending to preclude; hindering.
Precursive (a.) Preceding; introductory; precursory.
Predictive (a.) Foretelling; prophetic; foreboding.
Preemptive (a.) Of or pertaining to preemption; having power to preempt; preempting.
Presentive (a.) Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination; -- distinguished from symbolic.
Preventive (a.) Going before; preceding.
Preventive (a.) Tending to defeat or hinder; obviating; preventing the access of; as, a medicine preventive of disease.
Preventive (n.) That which prevents, hinders, or obstructs; that which intercepts access; in medicine, something to prevent disease; a prophylactic.
Processive (a.) Proceeding; advancing.
Productive (a.) Having the quality or power of producing; yielding or furnishing results; as, productive soil; productive enterprises; productive labor, that which increases the number or amount of products.
Productive (a.) Bringing into being; causing to exist; producing; originative; as, an age productive of great men; a spirit productive of heroic achievements.
Productive (a.) Producing, or able to produce, in large measure; fertile; profitable.
Promissive (a.) Making a promise; implying a promise; promising.
Propulsive (a.) Tending, or having power, to propel; driving on; urging.
Protective (a.) Affording protection; sheltering; defensive.
Protensive (a.) Drawn out; extended.
Protrusive (a.) Thrusting or impelling forward; as, protrusive motion.
Protrusive (a.) Capable of being protruded; protrusile.
Quantitive (a.) Estimable according to quantity; quantitative.
Quiddative (a.) Constituting, or containing, the essence of a thing; quidditative.
Recitative (n.) A species of musical recitation in which the words are delivered in a manner resembling that of ordinary declamation; also, a piece of music intended for such recitation; -- opposed to melisma.
Recitative (a.) Of or pertaining to recitation; intended for musical recitation or declamation; in the style or manner of recitative.
Recreative (a.) Tending to recreate or refresh; recreating; giving new vigor or animation; reinvigorating; giving relief after labor or pain; amusing; diverting.
Recusative (a.) Refusing; denying; negative.
Redemptive (a.) Serving or tending to redeem; redeeming; as, the redemptive work of Christ.
Redressive (a.) Tending to redress.
Reflective (a.) Throwing back images; as, a reflective mirror.
Reflective (a.) Capable of exercising thought or judgment; as, reflective reason.
Reflective (a.) Addicted to introspective or meditative habits; as, a reflective person.
Reflective (a.) Reflexive; reciprocal.
Refractive (a.) Serving or having power to refract, or turn from a direct course; pertaining to refraction; as, refractive surfaces; refractive powers.
Regressive (a.) Passing back; returning.
Regressive (a.) Characterized by retrogression; retrogressive.
Regulative (a.) Tending to regulate; regulating.
Regulative (a.) Necessarily assumed by the mind as fundamental to all other knowledge; furnishing fundamental principles; as, the regulative principles, or principles a priori; the regulative faculty.
Relaxative (a.) Having the quality of relaxing; laxative.
Relaxative (n.) A relaxant.
Reparative (a.) Repairing, or tending to repair.
Reparative (n.) That which repairs.
Repetitive (a.) Containing repetition; repeating.
Repressive (a.) Having power, or tending, to repress; as, repressive acts or measures.
Resolutive (a.) Serving to dissolve or relax.
Respective (a.) Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate.
Respective (a.) Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective connections of society.
Respective (a.) Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they returned to their respective places of abode.
Respective (a.) Fitted to awaken respect.
Respective (a.) Rendering respect; respectful; regardful.
Responsive (a.) That responds; ready or inc
Responsive (a.) Suited to something else; correspondent.
Responsive (a.) Responsible.
Resumptive (a.) Taking back; resuming, or tending toward resumption; as, resumptive measures.
Retractive (a.) Serving to retract; of the nature of a retraction.
Retractive (n.) That which retracts, or withdraws.
Revolutive (a.) Inc
Ruminative (a.) Inc
Semblative (a.) Resembling.
Sempervive (n.) The houseleek.
Separative (a.) Causing, or being to cause, separation.
Similative (a.) Implying or indicating likeness or resemblance.
Somniative (a.) Somnial; somniatory.
Splenitive (a.) Splenetic.
Spoliative (a.) Serving to take away, diminish, or rob; esp. (Med.), serving to diminish sensibily the amount of blood in the body; as, spoliative bloodletting.
Subjective (a.) Of or pertaining to a subject.
Subjective (a.) Especially, pertaining to, or derived from, one's own consciousness, in distinction from external observation; ralating to the mind, or intellectual world, in distinction from the outward or material excessively occupied with, or brooding over, one's own internal states.
Subjective (a.) Modified by, or making prominent, the individuality of a writer or an artist; as, a subjective drama or painting; a subjective writer.
Submissive (a.) Inc
Submissive (a.) Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor.
Subreptive (a.) Surreptitious.
Subsultive (a.) Subsultory.
Subversive (a.) Tending to subvert; having a tendency to overthrow and ruin.
Successive (a.) Following in order or in uninterrupted course; coming after without interruption or interval; following one after another in a
Successive (a.) Having or giving the right of succeeding to an inheritance; inherited by succession; hereditary; as, a successive title; a successive empire.
Succussive (a.) Characterized by a shaking motion, especially an up and down movement, and not merely tremulous oscillation; as, the succussive motion in earthquakes.
Suggestive (a.) Containing a suggestion, hint, or intimation.
Suppletive (a.) Alt. of Suppletory
Susceptive (a.) Susceptible.
Suspensive (a.) Tending to suspend, or to keep in suspense; causing interruption or delay; uncertain; doubtful.
Tempestive (a.) Seasonable; timely; as, tempestive showers.
Thanksgive (v. t.) To give or dedicate in token of thanks.
Traductive (a.) Capable of being deduced; derivable.
Transitive (a.) Having the power of making a transit, or passage.
Transitive (a.) Effected by transference of signification.
Transitive (a.) Passing over to an object; expressing an action which is not limited to the agent or subject, but which requires an object to complete the sense; as, a transitive verb, for example, he holds the book.
Ulcerative (a.) Of or pertaining to ulcers; as, an ulcerative process.
Undecisive (a.) Indecisive.
Undulative (a.) Consisting in, or accompanied by, undulations; undulatory.
Unplausive (a.) Not approving; disapproving.
Unpleasive (a.) Unpleasant.
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