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amative

[am-uh-tiv] /ˈæm ə tɪv/
adjective
1.
disposed to love; amorous.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Medieval Latin amātīvus, equivalent to amāt(us) (past participle of amāre to love) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
amatively, adverb
amativeness, noun
unamative, adjective
unamatively, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for amative

amative

/ˈæmətɪv/
adjective
1.
a rare word for amorous
Derived Forms
amatively, adverb
amativeness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin amātīvus, from Latin amāre to love
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Word Origin and History for amative
adj.

1630s, "pertaining to love," from Latin amat-, past participle stem of amare "to love" (see Amy) + -ive.

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