12 letter words ending in ive

Abirritative (a.) Characterized by abirritation or debility.

Accelerative (a.) Relating to acceleration; adding to velocity; quickening.

Accompletive (a.) Tending to accomplish.

Accumulative (a.) Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional.

Adjudicative (a.) Adjudicating.

Affinitative (a.) Of the nature of affinity.

Alliterative (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, alliteration; as, alliterative poetry.

Amalgamative (a.) Characterized by amalgamation.

Ameliorative (a.) Tending to ameliorate; producing amelioration or improvement; as, ameliorative remedies, efforts.

Annihilative (a.) Serving to annihilate; destructive.

Annunciative (a.) Pertaining to annunciation; announcing.

Anticipative (a.) Anticipating, or containing anticipation.

Appreciative (a.) Having or showing a just or ready appreciation or perception; as, an appreciative audience.

Apprehensive (a.) Capable of apprehending, or quick to do so; apt; discerning.

Apprehensive (a.) Knowing; conscious; cognizant.

Apprehensive (a.) Relating to the faculty of apprehension.

Apprehensive (a.) Anticipative of something unfavorable' fearful of what may be coming; in dread of possible harm; in expectation of evil.

Apprehensive (a.) Sensible; feeling; perceptive.

Architective (a.) Used in building; proper for building.

Articulative (a.) Of or pertaining to articulation.

Asseverative (a.) Characterized by asseveration; asserting positively.

Assimilative (a.) Tending to, or characterized by, assimilation; that assimilates or causes assimilation; as, an assimilative process or substance.

Augmentative (a.) Having the quality or power of augmenting; expressing augmentation.

Augmentative (n.) A word which expresses with augmented force the idea or the properties of the term from which it is derived; as, dullard, one very dull. Opposed to diminutive.

Chylifactive (a.) Producing, or converting into, chyle; having the power to form chyle.

Cognoscitive (a.) Having the power of knowing.

Colliquative (a.) Causing rapid waste or exhaustion; melting; as, colliquative sweats.

Compellative (n.) The name by which a person is addressed; an appellative.

Compensative (a.) Affording compensation.

Compensative (n.) Compensation.

Compulsative (a.) Compulsatory.

Concertative (a.) Contentious; quarrelsome.

Conciliative (a.) Conciliatory.

Condensative (a.) Having the property of condensing.

Confirmative (a.) Tending to confirm or establish.

Conservative (a.) Having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.

Conservative (a.) Tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation.

Conservative (a.) Of or pertaining to a political party which favors the conservation of existing institutions and forms of government, as the Conservative party in England; -- contradistinguished from Liberal and Radical.

Conservative (n.) One who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.

Conservative (n.) One who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; -- opposed to revolutionary or radical.

Conservative (n.) A member of the Conservative party.

Constitutive (a.) Tending or assisting to constitute or compose; elemental; essential.

Constitutive (a.) Having power to enact, establish, or create; instituting; determining.

Constrictive (a.) Serving or tending to bind or constrict.

Constructive (a.) Having ability to construct or form; employed in construction; as, to exhibit constructive power.

Constructive (a.) Derived from, or depending on, construction or interpretation; not directly expressed, but inferred.

Consultative (a.) Pertaining to consultation; having the privilege or right of conference.

Consummative (a.) Serving to consummate; completing.

Continuative (n.) A term or expression denoting continuance.

Continuative (n.) A word that continues the connection of sentences or subjects; a connective; a conjunction.

Contributive (a.) Contributing, or tending to contribute.

Conversative (a.) Relating to intercourse with men; social; -- opposed to contemplative.

Coordinative (a.) Expressing coordination.

Degenerative (a.) Undergoing or producing degeneration; tending to degenerate.

Deliberative (a.) Pertaining to deliberation; proceeding or acting by deliberation, or by discussion and examination; deliberating; as, a deliberative body.

Deliberative (n.) A discourse in which a question is discussed, or weighed and examined.

Deliberative (n.) A kind of rhetoric employed in proving a thing and convincing others of its truth, in order to persuade them to adopt it.

Denominative (a.) Conferring a denomination or name.

Denominative (a.) Connotative; as, a denominative name.

Denominative (a.) Possessing, or capable of possessing, a distinct denomination or designation; denominable.

Denominative (a.) Derived from a substantive or an adjective; as, a denominative verb.

Denominative (n.) A denominative name or term; denominative verb.

Denunciative (a.) Same as Denunciatory.

Deoppilative (a. & n.) Deobstruent; aperient.

Depreciative (a.) Tending, or intended, to depreciate; expressing depreciation; undervaluing.

Desiderative (a.) Denoting desire; as, desiderative verbs.

Desiderative (n.) An object of desire.

Desiderative (n.) A verb formed from another verb by a change of termination, and expressing the desire of doing that which is indicated by the primitive verb.

Desquamative (a.) Alt. of Desquamatory

Disconducive (a.) Not conductive; impeding; disadvantageous.

Dispensative (a.) Granting dispensation.

Disquisitive (a.) Relating to disquisition; fond discussion or investigation; examining; inquisitive.

Dissociative (a.) Tending or leading to dissociation.

Dissolvative (n.) Having the power to dissolve anything; solvent.

Distributive (a.) Tending to distribute; serving to divide and assign in portions; dealing to each his proper share.

Distributive (a.) Assigning the species of a general term.

Distributive (a.) Expressing separation; denoting a taking singly, not collectively; as, a distributive adjective or pronoun, such as each, either, every; a distributive numeral, as (Latin) bini (two by two).

Distributive (n.) A distributive adjective or pronoun; also, a distributive numeral.

Edulcorative (a.) Tending to /weeten or purify by affusions of water.

Effervescive (a.) Tending to produce effervescence.

Exaggerative (a.) Tending to exaggerate; involving exaggeration.

Excalfactive (a.) Serving to heat; warming.

Excrementive (a.) Serving to excrete; connected with excretion or excrement.

Exprobrative (a.) Alt. of Exprobratory

Exulcerative (a.) Tending to cause ulcers; exulceratory.

Fermentative (a.) Causing, or having power to cause, fermentation; produced by fermentation; fermenting; as, a fermentative process.

Foreconceive (v. t.) To preconceive; to imagine beforehand.

Frigefactive (a.) Cooling.

Illuminative (a.) Tending to illuminate or illustrate; throwing light; illustrative.

Illustrative (a.) Tending or designed to illustrate, exemplify, or elucidate.

Illustrative (a.) Making illustrious.

Imperceptive (a.) Unable to perceive.

Incogitative (a.) Not cogitative; not thinking; wanting the power of thought; as, a vegetable is an incogitative being.

Inconclusive (a.) Not conclusive; leading to no conclusion; not closing or settling a point in debate, or a doubtful question; as, evidence is inconclusive when it does not exhibit the truth of a disputed case in such a manner as to satisfy the mind, and put an end to debate or doubt.

Incorruptive (a.) Incorruptible; not liable to decay.

Incrassative (a.) Having the quality of thickening; tending to thicken.

Incrassative (n.) A substance which has the power to thicken; formerly, a medicine supposed to thicken the humors.

Inexhaustive (a.) Inexhaustible.

Inexpressive (a.) Inexpressible.

Inexpressive (a.) Without expression or meaning; not expressive; dull; unintelligent; as, an inexpressive countenance.

Infiltrative (a.) Of or pertaining to infiltration.

Inflammative (a.) Inflammatory.

Inirritative (a.) Not accompanied with excitement; as, an inirritative fever.

Inoppressive (a.) Not oppressive or burdensome.

Insusceptive (a.) Not susceptive or susceptible.

Intellective (a.) Pertaining to, or produced by, the intellect or understanding; intellectual.

Intellective (a.) Having power to understand, know, or comprehend; intelligent; rational.

Intellective (a.) Capable of being perceived by the understanding only, not by the senses.

Intempestive (a.) Out of season; untimely.

Interceptive (a.) Intercepting or tending to intercept.

Interdictive (a.) Having the power to prohibit; as, an interdictive sentence.

Intermissive (a.) Having temporary cessations; not continual; intermittent.

Interpretive (a.) Interpretative.

Interreceive (v. t.) To receive between or within.

Interruptive (a.) Tending to interrupt; interrupting.

Intransitive (a.) Not passing farther; kept; detained.

Intransitive (a.) Not transitive; not passing over to an object; expressing an action or state that is limited to the agent or subject, or, in other words, an action which does not require an object to complete the sense; as, an intransitive verb, e. g., the bird flies; the dog runs.

Introductive (a.) Serving to introduce; introductory.

Irreflective (a.) Not reflective.

Irrespective (a.) Without regard for conditions, circumstances, or consequences; unbiased; independent; impartial; as, an irrespective judgment.

Irrespective (a.) Disrespectful.

Irresponsive (a.) Not responsive; not able, ready, or inc

Jurisdictive (a.) Having jurisdiction.

Manipulative (a.) Of or pertaining to manipulation; performed by manipulation.

Ministrative (a.) Serving to aid; ministering.

Modificative (n.) That which modifies or qualifies, as a word or clause.

Noneffective (a.) Not effective.

Noneffective (a.) Not fit or available for duty.

Nonsensitive (a.) Not sensitive; wanting sense or perception; not easily affected.

Obliterative (a.) Tending or serving to obliterate.

Omnispective (a.) Beholding everything; capable of seeing all things; all-seeing.

Opinionative (a.) Unduly attached to one's own opinions; opinionated.

Opinionative (a.) Of the nature of an opinion; conjectured.

Perspirative (a.) Performing the act of perspiration; perspiratory.

Perturbative (a.) Tending to cause perturbation; disturbing.

Petrifactive (a.) Having the quality of converting organic matter into stone; petrifying.

Petrifactive (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, petrifaction.

Postpositive (a.) Placed after another word; as, a postpositive conjunction; a postpositive letter.

Predecessive (a.) Going before; preceding.

Preformative (n.) A formative letter at the beginning of a word.

Prescriptive (a.) Consisting in, or acquired by, immemorial or long-continued use and enjoyment; as, a prescriptive right of title; pleading the continuance and authority of long custom.

Presentative (a.) Having the right of presentation, or offering a clergyman to the bishop for institution; as, advowsons are presentative, collative, or donative.

Presentative (a.) Admitting the presentation of a clergyman; as, a presentative parsonage.

Presentative (a.) Capable of being directly known by, or presented to, the mind; intuitive; directly apprehensible, as objects; capable of apprehending, as faculties.

Preservative (a.) Having the power or quality of preserving; tending to preserve, or to keep from injury, decay, etc.

Preservative (n.) That which preserves, or has the power of preserving; a presevative agent.

Pretentative (a.) Fitted for trial beforehand; experimental.

Preventative (n.) That which prevents; -- incorrectly used instead of preventive.

Proscriptive (a.) Of or pertaining to proscription; consisting in, or of the nature of, proscription; proscribing.

Purificative (a.) Having power to purify; tending to cleanse.

Putrefactive (a.) Of or pertaining to putrefaction; as, the putrefactive smell or process.

Putrefactive (a.) Causing, or tending to promote, putrefaction.

Quantitative (a.) Relating to quantity.

Quidditative (a.) Quiddative.

Recollective (a.) Having the power of recollecting.

Recompensive (a.) Of the nature of recompense; serving to recompense.

Recuperative (a.) Alt. of Recuperatory

Regenerative (a.) Of or pertaining to regeneration; tending to regenerate; as, regenerative influences.

Rememorative (a.) Tending or serving to remind.

Remunerative (a.) Affording remuneration; as, a remunerative payment for services; a remunerative business.

Repercussive (a.) Tending or able to repercuss; having the power of sending back; causing to reverberate.

Repercussive (a.) Repellent.

Repercussive (a.) Driven back; rebounding; reverberated.

Repercussive (n.) A repellent.

Reprehensive (a.) Containing reprehension; conveying reproof.

Reproductive (a.) Tending, or pertaining, to reproduction; employed in reproduction.

Retropulsive (a.) Driving back; repelling.

Satisfactive (a.) Satisfactory.

Sternutative (a.) Having the quality of provoking to sneeze.

Stupefactive (a. & n.) Same as Stupefacient.

Subscriptive (a.) Of or pertaining to a subscription, or signature.

Substitutive (a.) Tending to afford or furnish a substitute; making substitution; capable of being substituted.

Sustentative (a.) Adapted to sustain, strengthen, or corroborate; as, sustentative citations or quotations.

Transmissive (a.) Capable of being transmitted; derived, or handed down, from one to another.

Transumptive (a.) Taking from one to another; metaphorical.

Unconclusive (a.) Inconclusive.

Unexpressive (a.) Not expressive; not having the power of utterance; inexpressive.

Unexpressive (a.) Incapable of being expressed; inexpressible; unutterable; ineffable.

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