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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Definitions for amative

  1. Pertaining to or disposed to love, especially sexual love; full of love; amorous.

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Citations for amative
Theoretically, any given left-kisser should meet more right-kissers and, over an amative lifetime, or even good year in junior high, be subtly pressured to shift to the right in order to land a wet one -- or just avoid a broken nose. No? Donald G. McNeil Jr., New York Times
In the spring a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of another nap even more often than it does to amative imaginings, Tennyson to the contrary notwithstanding. , Science News
Origin of amative
1630-1640
Amative comes from Medieval Latin amativus, "capable of love," from the past participle of Latin amare, "to love."
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