Definition of resolutive in English:

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resolutive

Pronunciation: /rəˈzälyədiv/
/ˈrezəˌlo͞odiv/

adjective

formal or archaic
Having the power or ability to dissolve or dispel something.
Example sentences
  • I prefer a more resolutive approach to curbing drunken driving or drunkenness, and all the baggage that comes with it.
  • This conception may be called the decompositional or resolutive conception of analysis.
  • After pronouncement of a resolutive lockout, labour relations are for the time being terminated.

Origin

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin resolutivus, from resolut- 'released', from the verb resolvere (see resolve).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: re·sol·u·tive

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