9 letter words ending in ive

Acceptive (a.) Fit for acceptance.

Acceptive (a.) Ready to accept.

Accessive (a.) Additional.

Accretive (a.) Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth.

Adductive (a.) Adducing, or bringing towards or to something.

Adjective (n.) Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.

Adjective (n.) Not standing by itself; dependent.

Adjective (n.) Relating to procedure.

Adjective (n.) A dependent; an accessory.

Adjective (v. t.) To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective.

Adjustive (a.) Tending to adjust.

Admissive (a.) Implying an admission; tending to admit.

Advancive (a.) Tending to advance.

Adventive (a.) Accidental.

Adventive (a.) Adventitious.

Adventive (n.) A thing or person coming from without; an immigrant.

Affective (a.) Tending to affect; affecting.

Affective (a.) Pertaining to or exciting emotion; affectional; emotional.

Agitative (a.) Tending to agitate.

Allective (a.) Alluring.

Allective (n.) Allurement.

Animative (a.) Having the power of giving life or spirit.

Aperitive (a.) Serving to open; aperient.

Appeasive (a.) Tending to appease.

Appulsive (a.) Striking against; impinging; as, the appulsive influence of the planets.

Arbustive (a.) Containing copses of trees or shrubs; covered with shrubs.

Arrestive (a.) Tending to arrest.

Ascensive (a.) Rising; tending to rise, or causing to rise.

Ascensive (a.) Augmentative; intensive.

Aspersive (a.) Tending to asperse; defamatory; slanderous.

Assentive (a.) Giving assent; of the nature of assent; complying.

Assertive (a.) Positive; affirming confidently; affirmative; peremptory.

Assistive (a.) Lending aid, helping.

Assuasive (a.) Mitigating; tranquilizing; soothing.

Attentive (a.) Heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or attention.

Attentive (a.) Heedful of the comfort of others; courteous.

Attestive (a.) Attesting; furnishing evidence.

Avocative (a.) Calling off.

Avocative (n.) That which calls aside; a dissuasive.

Causative (a.) Effective, as a cause or agent; causing.

Causative (a.) Expressing a cause or reason; causal; as, the ablative is a causative case.

Causative (n.) A word which expresses or suggests a cause.

Cognitive (a.) Knowing, or apprehending by the understanding; as, cognitive power.

Collative (a.) Passing or held by collation; -- said of livings of which the bishop and the patron are the same person.

Collisive (a.) Colliding; clashing.

Collusive (a.) Characterized by collusion; done or planned in collusion.

Collusive (a.) Acting in collusion.

Combative (a.) Disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.

Conducive (a.) Loading or tending; helpful; contributive; tending to promote.

Confusive (a.) Confusing; having a tendency to confusion.

Connexive (a.) See Connective.

Corrasive (a.) Corrosive.

Corrosive (a.) Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, changing, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as, the corrosive action of an acid.

Corrosive (a.) Having the quality of fretting or vexing.

Corrosive (n.) That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually.

Corrosive (n.) That which has the power of fretting or irritating.

Curvative (a.) Having the margins only a little curved; -- said of leaves.

Deceptive (a.) Tending to deceive; having power to mislead, or impress with false opinions; as, a deceptive countenance or appearance.

Decretive (n.) Having the force of a decree; determining.

Decursive (a.) Running down; decurrent.

Deductive (a.) Of or pertaining to deduction; capable of being deduced from premises; deducible.

Defective (a.) Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; -- applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules.

Defective (a.) Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb.

Defensive (a.) Serving to defend or protect; proper for defense; opposed to offensive; as, defensive armor.

Defensive (a.) Carried on by resisting attack or aggression; -- opposed to offensive; as, defensive war.

Defensive (a.) In a state or posture of defense.

Defensive (n.) That which defends; a safeguard.

Demissive (a.) Downcast; submissive; humble.

Depletive (a.) Able or fitted to deplete.

Depletive (n.) A substance used to deplete.

Desistive (a.) Final; conclusive; ending.

Detective (a.) Fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer.

Detective (n.) One who business it is so detect criminals or discover matters of secrecy.

Detersive (a.) Cleansing; detergent.

Detersive (n.) A cleansing agent; a detergent.

Diffusive (a.) Having the quality of diffusing; capable of spreading every way by flowing; spreading widely; widely reaching; copious; diffuse.

Digestive (a.) Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments.

Digestive (n.) That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine.

Digestive (n.) A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration.

Digestive (n.) A tonic.

Dimensive (a.) Without dimensions; marking dimensions or the limits.

Directive (a.) Having power to direct; tending to direct, guide, or govern; showing the way.

Directive (a.) Able to be directed; manageable.

Divertive (a.) Tending to divert; diverting; amusing; interesting.

Divorcive (a.) Having power to divorce; tending to divorce.

Divulsive (a.) Tending to pull asunder, tear, or rend; distracting.

Dormitive (a.) Causing sleep; as, the dormitive properties of opium.

Dormitive (n.) A medicine to promote sleep; a soporific; an opiate.

Educative (a.) Tending to educate; that gives education; as, an educative process; an educative experience.

Effective (a.) Having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative; as, an effective force, remedy, speech; the effective men in a regiment.

Effective (n.) That which produces a given effect; a cause.

Effective (n.) One who is capable of active service.

Effective (n.) Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; -- a term used in many parts of Europe.

Elocutive (a.) Pertaining to oratorical expression.

Emanative (a.) Issuing forth; effluent.

Embracive (a.) Disposed to embrace; fond of caressing.

Emulative (a.) Inc

Enforcive (a.) Serving to enforce or constrain; compulsive.

Ententive (a.) Attentive; zealous.

Evocative (a.) Calling forth; serving to evoke; developing.

Exceptive (a.) That excepts; including an exception; as, an exceptive proposition.

Excessive (a.) Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch.

Exclusive (a.) Having the power of preventing entrance; debarring from participation or enjoyment; possessed and enjoyed to the exclusion of others; as, exclusive bars; exclusive privilege; exclusive circles of society.

Exclusive (a.) Not taking into the account; excluding from consideration; -- opposed to inclusive; as, five thousand troops, exclusive of artillery.

Exclusive (n.) One of a coterie who exclude others; one who from real of affected fastidiousness limits his acquaintance to a select few.

Excretive (a.) Having the power of excreting, or promoting excretion.

Excursive (a.) Prone to make excursions; wandering; roving; exploring; as, an excursive fancy.

Executive (a.) Designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect; as, executive talent; qualifying for, concerned with, or pertaining to, the execution of the laws or the conduct of affairs; as, executive power or authority; executive duties, officer, department, etc.

Executive (n.) An impersonal title of the chief magistrate or officer who administers the government, whether king, president, or governor; the governing person or body.

Expansive (a.) Having a capacity or tendency to expand or dilate; diffusive; of much expanse; wide-extending; as, the expansive force of heat; the expansive quality of air.

Expective (a.) Expectative.

Expensive (a.) Occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly; dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive house or family.

Expensive (a.) Free in expending; very liberal; especially, in a bad scene; extravagant; lavish.

Expletive (a.) Filling up; hence, added merely for the purpose of filling up; superfluous.

Expletive (n.) A word, letter, or syllable not necessary to the sense, but inserted to fill a vacancy; an oath.

Explosive (a.) Driving or bursting out with violence and noise; causing explosion; as, the explosive force of gunpowder.

Explosive (n.) An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitro-glycerine.

Explosive (n.) A sound produced by an explosive impulse of the breath; (Phonetics) one of consonants p, b, t, d, k, g, which are sounded with a sort of explosive power of voice. [

Expulsive (a.) Having the power of driving out or away; serving to expel.

Extensive (a.) Having wide extent; of much superficial extent; expanded; large; broad; wide; comprehensive; as, an extensive farm; an extensive lake; an extensive sphere of operations; extensive benevolence; extensive greatness.

Extensive (a.) Capable of being extended.

Extorsive (a.) Serving or tending to extort.

Factitive (a.) Causing; causative.

Factitive (a.) Pertaining to that relation which is proper when the act, as of a transitive verb, is not merely received by an object, but produces some change in the object, as when we say, He made the water wine.

Forgetive (a.) Inventive; productive; capable.

Formative (a.) Giving form; having the power of giving form; plastic; as, the formative arts.

Formative (a.) Serving to form; derivative; not radical; as, a termination merely formative.

Formative (a.) Capable of growth and development; germinal; as, living or formative matter.

Formative (n.) That which serves merely to give form, and is no part of the radical, as the prefix or the termination of a word.

Formative (n.) A word formed in accordance with some rule or usage, as from a root.

Fricative (n.) A fricative consonant letter or sound.

Gerundive (a.) Pertaining to, or partaking of, the nature of the gerund; gerundial.

Gerundive (n.) The future passive participle; as, amandus, i. e., to be loved.

Hortative (a.) Giving exhortation; advisory; exhortative.

Hortative (n.) An exhortation.

Housewive (v. t.) To manage with skill and economy, as a housewife or other female manager; to economize.

Humective (a.) Tending to moisten.

Imitative (a.) Inc

Imitative (a.) Formed after a model, pattern, or original.

Imitative (a.) Designed to imitate another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object, for some useful purpose, such as protection from enemies; having resamblance to something else; as, imitative colors; imitative habits; dendritic and mammillary forms of minerals are imitative.

Imitative (n.) A verb expressive of imitation or resemblance.

Immensive (a.) Huge.

Impassive (a.) Not susceptible of pain or suffering; apathetic; impassible; unmoved.

Implosive (a.) Formed by implosion.

Implosive (n.) An implosive sound, an implodent.

Impulsive (a.) Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent.

Impulsive (a.) Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings.

Impulsive (a.) Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous; -- said of forces.

Impulsive (n.) That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.

Incensive (a.) Tending to excite or provoke; inflammatory.

Incentive (a.) Inciting; encouraging or moving; rousing to action; stimulative.

Incentive (a.) Serving to kindle or set on fire.

Incentive (n.) That which moves or influences the mind, or operates on the passions; that which incites, or has a tendency to incite, to determination or action; that which prompts to good or ill; motive; spur; as, the love of money, and the desire of promotion, are two powerful incentives to action.

Inceptive (a.) Beginning; expressing or indicating beginning; as, an inceptive proposition; an inceptive verb, which expresses the beginning of action; -- called also inchoative.

Inceptive (n.) An inceptive word, phrase, or clause.

Inclusive (a.) Inclosing; encircling; surrounding.

Inclusive (a.) Comprehending the stated limit or extremes; as, from Monday to Saturday inclusive, that is, taking in both Monday and Saturday; -- opposed to exclusive.

Incursive (a.) Making an incursion; invasive; aggressive; hostile.

Indictive (a.) Proclaimed; declared; public.

Inductive (a.) Leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; -- usually followed by to.

Inductive (a.) Tending to induce or cause.

Inductive (a.) Leading to inferences; proceeding by, derived from, or using, induction; as, inductive reasoning.

Inductive (a.) Operating by induction; as, an inductive electrical machine.

Inductive (a.) Facilitating induction; susceptible of being acted upon by induction; as certain substances have a great inductive capacity.

Infective (a.) Infectious.

Infestive (a.) Having no mirth; not festive or merry; dull; cheerless; gloomy; forlorn.

Inflexive (a.) Inflective.

Inflexive (a.) Inflexible.

Influxive (a.) Having a tendency to flow in; having influence; influential.

Intensive (a.) Stretched; admitting of intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified.

Intensive (a.) Characterized by persistence; intent; unremitted; assiduous; intense.

Intensive (a.) Serving to give force or emphasis; as, an intensive verb or preposition.

Intensive (n.) That which intensifies or emphasizes; an intensive verb or word.

Intentive (n.) Attentive; intent.

Intrusive (a.) Apt to intrude; characterized by intrusion; entering without right or welcome.

Intuitive (a.) Seeing clearly; as, an intuitive view; intuitive vision.

Intuitive (a.) Knowing, or perceiving, by intuition; capable of knowing without deduction or reasoning.

Intuitive (a.) Received. reached, obtained, or perceived, by intuition; as, intuitive judgment or knowledge; -- opposed to deductive.

Invective (a.) Characterized by invection; critical; denunciatory; satirical; abusive; railing.

Inventive (a.) Able and apt to invent; quick at contrivance; ready at expedients; as, an inventive head or genius.

Investive (a.) Investing.

Irruptive (a.) Rushing in or upon.

Iterative (a.) Repeating.

Lambative (a.) Taken by licking with the tongue.

Lambative (n.) A medicine taken by licking with the tongue; a lincture.

Laudative (a.) Laudatory.

Laudative (n.) A panegyric; a eulogy.

Lucrative (a.) Yielding lucre; gainful; profitable; making increase of money or goods; as, a lucrative business or office.

Lucrative (a.) Greedy of gain.

Mediative (a.) Pertaining to mediation; used in mediation; as, mediative efforts.

Misderive (v. t.) To turn or divert improperly; to misdirect.

Misderive (v. t.) To derive erroneously.

Misthrive (v. i.) To thrive poorly; to be not thrifty or prosperous.

Narrative (a.) Of or pertaining to narration; relating to the particulars of an event or transaction.

Narrative (a.) Apt or inc

Narrative (n.) That which is narrated; the recital of a story; a continuous account of the particulars of an event or transaction; a story.

Nutritive (a.) Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, the nutritive functions; having the quality of nourishing; nutritious; nutrimental; alimental; as, nutritive food or berries.

Objective (a.) Of or pertaining to an object.

Objective (a.) Of or pertaining to an object; contained in, or having the nature or position of, an object; outward; external; extrinsic; -- an epithet applied to whatever ir exterior to the mind, or which is simply an object of thought or feeling, and opposed to subjective.

Objective (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, the case which follows a transitive verb or a preposition, being that case in which the direct object of the verb is placed. See Accusative, n.

Objective (n.) The objective case.

Objective (n.) An object glass. See under Object, n.

Objective (n.) Same as Objective point, under Objective, a.

Obtrusive (a.) Disposed to obtrude; inc

Offensive (a.) Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment; displeasing; annoying; as, offensive words.

Offensive (a.) Giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable; revolting; noxious; as, an offensive smell; offensive sounds.

Offensive (a.) Making the first attack; assailant; aggressive; hence, used in attacking; -- opposed to defensive; as, an offensive war; offensive weapons.

Offensive (n.) The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; -- opposed to defensive.

Olfactive (a.) See Olfactory, a.

Operative (a.) Having the power of acting; hence, exerting force, physical or moral; active in the production of effects; as, an operative motive.

Operative (a.) Producing the appropriate or designed effect; efficacious; as, an operative dose, rule, or penalty.

Operative (a.) Based upon, or consisting of, an operation or operations; as, operative surgery.

Operative (n.) A skilled worker; an artisan; esp., one who operates a machine in a mill or manufactory.

Opinative (a.) Obstinate in holding opinions; opinionated.

Ostensive (a.) Showing; exhibiting.

Ostentive (a.) Ostentatious.

Overdtive (v. t. & i.) To drive too hard, or far, or beyond strength.

Partitive (a.) Denoting a part; as, a partitive genitive.

Partitive (n.) A word expressing partition, or denoting a part.

Pensative (a.) Pensive.

Perfusive (a.) Of a nature to flow over, or to spread through.

Pervasive (a.) Tending to pervade, or having power to spread throughout; of a pervading quality.

Plaintive (n.) Repining; complaining; lamenting.

Plaintive (n.) Expressive of sorrow or melancholy; mournful; sad.

Portative (a.) Portable.

Portative (a.) Capable of holding up or carrying; as, the portative force of a magnet, of atmospheric pressure, or of capillarity.

Precisive (a.) Cutting off; (Logic) exactly limiting by cutting off all that is not absolutely relative to the purpose; as, precisive censure; precisive abstraction.

Prelusive (a.) Of the nature of a prelude; introductory; indicating that something of a like kind is to follow.

Primitive (a.) Of or pertaining to the beginning or origin, or to early times; original; primordial; primeval; first; as, primitive innocence; the primitive church.

Primitive (a.) Of or pertaining to a former time; old-fashioned; characterized by simplicity; as, a primitive style of dress.

Primitive (a.) Original; primary; radical; not derived; as, primitive verb in grammar.

Primitive (n.) An original or primary word; a word not derived from another; -- opposed to derivative.

Privative (a.) Causing privation; depriving.

Privative (a.) Consisting in the absence of something; not positive; negative.

Privative (a.) Implying privation or negation; giving a negative force to a word; as, alpha privative; privative particles; -- applied to such prefixes and suffixes as a- (Gr. /), un-, non-, -less.

Privative (n.) That of which the essence is the absence of something.

Privative (n.) A term indicating the absence of any quality which might be naturally or rationally expected; -- called also privative term.

Privative (n.) A privative prefix or suffix. See Privative, a., 3.

Probative (a.) Serving for trial or proof; probationary; as, probative judgments; probative evidence.

Profusive (a.) Profuse; lavish; prodigal.

Promotive (a.) Tending to advance, promote, or encourage.

Pulsative (a.) Beating; throbbing.

Purgative (a.) Having the power or quality of purging; cathartic.

Purgative (n.) A purging medicine; a cathartic.

Purposive (a.) Having or indicating purpose or design.

Radiative (a.) Capable of radiating; acting by radiation.

Receptive (a.) Having the quality of receiving; able or inc

Recessive (a.) Going back; receding.

Reclusive (a.) Affording retirement from society.

Redditive (a.) Answering to an interrogative or inquiry; conveying a reply; as, redditive words.

Reductive (a.) Tending to reduce; having the power or effect of reducing.

Reductive (n.) A reductive agent.

Refective (a.) Refreshing; restoring.

Refective (n.) That which refreshes.

Reflexive (a.) Bending or turned backward; reflective; having respect to something past.

Reflexive (a.) Implying censure.

Reflexive (a.) Having for its direct object a pronoun which refers to the agent or subject as its antecedent; -- said of certain verbs; as, the witness perjured himself; I bethought myself. Applied also to pronouns of this class; reciprocal; reflective.

Regnative (a.) Ruling; governing.

Rejective (a.) Rejecting, or tending to reject.

Remissive (a.) Remitting; forgiving; abating.

Repletive (a.) Tending to make replete; filling.

Repulsive (a.) Serving, or able, to repulse; repellent; as, a repulsive force.

Repulsive (a.) Cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners.

Resentive (a.) Resentful.

Resistive (a.) Serving to resist.

Resultive (a.) Resultant.

Retentive (a.) Having power to retain; as, a retentive memory.

Retentive (n.) That which retains or confines; a restraint.

Retortive (a.) Containing retort.

Revertive (a.) Reverting, or tending to revert; returning.

Revulsive (a.) Causing, or tending to, revulsion.

Revulsive (n.) That which causes revulsion; specifically (Med.), a revulsive remedy or agent.

Seclusive (a.) Tending to seclude; keeping in seclusion; secluding; sequestering.

Secretive (a.) Tending to secrete, or to keep secret or private; as, a secretive disposition.

Seductive (a.) Tending to lead astray; apt to mislead by flattering appearances; tempting; alluring; as, a seductive offer.

Selective (a.) Selecting; tending to select.

Sensitive (a.) Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.

Sensitive (a.) Having quick and acute sensibility, either to the action of external objects, or to impressions upon the mind and feelings; highly susceptible; easily and acutely affected.

Sensitive (a.) Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales.

Sensitive (a.) Readily affected or changed by certain appropriate agents; as, silver chloride or bromide, when in contact with certain organic substances, is extremely sensitive to actinic rays.

Sensitive (a.) Serving to affect the sense; sensible.

Sensitive (a.) Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.

Siccative (a.) Drying; causing to dry.

Siccative (n.) That which promotes drying.

Spoilfive (n.) A certain game at cards in which, if no player wins three of the five tricks possible on any deal, the game is said to be spoiled.

Sputative (a.) Inc

Sublative (a.) Having power, or tending, to take away.

Superhive (n.) A removable upper part of a hive. The word is sometimes contracted to super.

Supervive (v. t.) To survive; to outlive.

Talkative (a.) Given to much talking.

Tentative (a.) Of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying; experimental.

Tentative (n.) An essay; a trial; an experiment.

Traditive (a.) Transmitted or transmissible from father to son, or from age, by oral communication; traditional.

Undeceive (v. t.) To cause to be no longer deceived; to free from deception, fraud, fallacy, or mistake.

Urinative (a.) Provoking the flow of urine; uretic; diuretic.

Usitative (a.) Denoting usual or customary action.

Vibrative (a. Vibrating) ; vibratory.

Violative (a.) Violating, or tending to violate.

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