conducive

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Etymology[edit]

conduce +‎ -ive, 1640s[1], from Latin condūcere, patterned after forms like conductive.[2]

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conducive (comparative more conducive, superlative most conducive)

  1. Tending to contribute to, encourage, or bring about some result.
    Synonyms: instrumental, helpful, favorable
    Antonyms: inconducive, unconducive
    A small, dark kitchen is not conducive to elaborate cooking.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ conducive” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.
  2. ^ conducive” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press.