Definition of -ive in English:

-ive

suffix

(Forming adjectives, also nouns derived from them) tending to; having the nature of: active corrosive palliative

Origin

from French -if, -ive, from Latin -ivus.

Derivatives

-ively

suffix

-iveness

suffix

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