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repercussive

[ree-per-kuhs-iv, rep-er-] /ˌri pərˈkʌs ɪv, ˌrɛp ər-/
adjective
1.
causing repercussion; reverberating.
2.
reflected; reverberated.
Origin of repercussive
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English repercussif < Old French. See repercussion, -ive
Related forms
repercussively, adverb
repercussiveness, noun
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  • All the head hums with repercussive memories of anterior existences.

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
  • A disquieting attack is made upon the nerves by the repercussive repetitions, the dense pall of melancholy hanging over the place.

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
Word Origin and History for repercussive
adj.

c.1400, from Middle French repercussif, from Latin repercuss-, past participle stem of repercutere (see repercussion). Related: Repercussively; repercussiveness.

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