aggregative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aggregate +‎ -ive.

Adjective[edit]

aggregative (comparative more aggregative, superlative most aggregative)

  1. By, toward, or of aggregation (the act of collecting or gathering together).
    Synonym: aggregational
    • 1694, John Pechey, The London Dispensatory, London: J. Lawrence, p. 73,[1]
      Aggregative Pills, or Pills that have many Virtues, in Latin, pillulae aggregativae sive polychrestae
    • 1790, William Nicholson (translator), Elements of Natural History and Chemistry by Antoine-François de Fourcroy, London: C. Elliot and T. Kay, Volume 2, Chapter 4, § 5, p. 174,[2]
      The reason why heat is necessary to the oxidation of most metals is, because by diminishing the aggregative force by which the integrant parts of those bodies adhere together, it increases in the same proportion their force of affinity or combination;
    • 1812, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Soul and its Organs of Sense” in Omniana, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Volume 2, p. 13,[3]
      [] the imitative power, voluntary and automatic; the imagination, or shaping and modifying power; the fancy, or the aggregative and associative power; []
    • 1909, O. Henry, “Two Renegades” in Roads of Destiny, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, p. 386,[4]
      I never thought Yanks had any rudiments of decorum and laudability about them. I reckon I might have been too aggregative in my tabulation.
    • 2004, Richard Norman, On Humanism, Abingdon: Routledge, 2012, Chapter 4, p. 107,[5]
      Utilitarianism is essentially an aggregative morality. It requires us to promote the general happiness, and that means doing as much good as possible, not just for particular others but for people in general []

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Adjective[edit]

aggregative

  1. feminine plural of aggregativo