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detractive

[dih-trak-tiv] /dɪˈtræk tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or seeking to detract.
Also, detractory
[dih-trak-tuh-ree] /dɪˈtræk tə ri/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Middle French detractif. See detract, -ive
Related forms
detractively, adverb
detractiveness, noun
nondetractive, adjective
nondetractively, adverb
nondetractory, adjective
undetractive, adjective
undetractively, adverb
undetractory, adjective
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  • They noted the detractive aspects of drilling for minerals but felt these activities could be limited and controlled by agreement.

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