A suffix used to form adjectives denoting a characteristic or propensity (authoritative; imitative; pejorative; qualitative; talkative).

Compare: -atic.

Origin: from or suggested by French -atif -ative or from Latin -ativus from past part. stem -at- of verbs ending in -are + -ivus (see -ive).

(06 Feb 2009)

-atic, AT-II acetyltransferase, -ation, ATIS < Prev | Next > ATK, ATL, atlanta, atlantad

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