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excursive Line breaks: ex¦cur|sive
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈskəːsɪv/

Definition of excursive in English:


Tending to deviate from a course or activity; digressive.


Late 17th century: from Latin excurs- 'digressed, run out' (from the verb excurrere) + -ive, perhaps influenced by discursive.

Words that rhyme with excursive

coercive, cursive, subversive

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