Definition of affective adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈfektɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfektɪv//
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connected with emotions and attitudes affective disorders Word Origin late Middle English: via French from late Latin affectivus, from afficere, from ad- ‘at, to’ + facere ‘do’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: affective