Definition of causative adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    causative

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈkɔzət̮ɪv//
     
     
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  1. 1(formal) acting as the cause of something Smoking is a causative factor in several major diseases.
  2. 2 (grammar) acausative verbexpresses a cause, for example sharpen which means “to cause to become sharp” compare ergative, inchoative
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