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Definition of productive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1making goods or growing crops, especially in large quantities highly productive farming land productive workers The aim was to maximize the machine's productive capacity. opposite unproductive
  2. 2doing or achieving a lot synonym fruitful a productive meeting My time spent in the library was very productive. compare counterproductive
  3. 3productive of something (formal) resulting in something or causing something a play productive of the strongest emotions
  4. Word Familyproduce verbproducer nounproduction nounproductive adjective (unproductive)productively adverbproduct nounproduce noun
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adverb to use land more productively It's important to spend your time productively.
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