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additive

ad·di·tive

additive

 
pronunciation:
ae d tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: involving, related to, or produced by addition.
The brain perceives color through an additive process, combining blue and yellow to produce the perception of green.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a substance added in small amounts to another to improve, preserve, or otherwise alter it.
a food additivea fuel additive
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derivation: additively (adv.)
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