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productive

pro·duc·tive

productive

 
pronunciation:
pr duhk tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: making or producing easily or in large amounts.
The most productive cows on their farm give over ten tons of milk in a year.
 
synonyms:
fertile
antonyms:
barren, infertile
similar words:
busy, industrious, luxuriant, plentiful, rich
definition 2: having or producing results that are helpful or useful.
I spent a productive day at work.
synonyms:
beneficial, constructive, useful
similar words:
helpful, profitable, valuable, worthwhile
derivations: productively (adv.), productiveness (n.), productivity (n.)
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The word productive contains the following part:
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).