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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAUSATIVE

It is difficult to determine the causative factors for success or failure.

The word 'hatta' means 'until,' and is also used as a causative word.

This explains the modern belief that principles are causative.

The causative agent has not been satisfactorily established.

They must indeed be recognized as true, primary, causative and the like.

No organism that is causative of morbid processes can withstand it.

There was only one secondary voice, the causative, formed by a special affix.

The causative organism and the method of transfer of verruga are unknown.

Radically bait is the causative of bite; hence a trap is said to be baited.

The suffix -matede appears to have a causative signification.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (as a noun), from French causatif, from Latin causativus, from causa (see cause (n.)).

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