serving to unite or couple.
2. Grammar. a.
involving or consisting of connected words or clauses: a copulative sentence.
pertaining to or serving as a copula; serving to connect subject and complement: a copulative verb.
of the dvandva type: Bittersweet is a copulative compound.
of or pertaining to sexual intercourse.
a copulative word
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English copulatif Related forms
< Latin cōpulātīvus.