causatively, adv.causativeness, causativity, n.
/kaw"zeuh tiv/, adj.
1. acting as a cause; producing (often fol. by of): a causative agency; an event causative of war.
2. Gram. noting causation. The causative form of to fall is to fell. Gothic -jan is a causative suffix in fulljan "to cause to be full; to fill."
3. Gram. a word, esp. a verb, noting causation, as made in He made me eat the apple.
[1375-1425; late ME < L causativus, equiv. to causat(us) caused (see CAUSATION) + -ivus -IVE]

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