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pro·duc·tive

productive

 
 
pronunciation:
pr duhk tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: capable of producing.
The soil has been robbed of nutrients and is no longer productive.
synonyms:
effective, fertile, fruitful, generative
antonyms:
barren, infertile, unproductive
similar words:
creative, effectual, efficacious, fecund, pregnant, prolific, useful
definition 2: producing easily or in large quantities.
The farm is more productive at different times of the year.
 
synonyms:
fecund, fertile, fruitful, plenteous, prolific
antonyms:
barren, infertile, unproductive
similar words:
busy, industrious, luxuriant, plentiful, rich
definition 3: producing useful or helpful results; constructive.
As a number decisions were reached, we considered it a productive meeting.
synonyms:
beneficial, constructive, useful
antonyms:
unproductive
similar words:
fruitful, gainful, helpful, profitable, remunerative, valuable, worthwhile
definition 4: causing (usu. fol. by "of").
Your lax attitude is productive of chaos.
synonyms:
causing, responsible for
similar words:
generative, yielding
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derivations: productively (adv.), productiveness (n.), productivity (n.)
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