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adjective causative pronunciation in American English /ˈkɔzətɪv/
  1. 1
    formal causing something

    Infection plays a causative role in the development of the disease.

  2. 2
    linguistics used for describing verbs, forms, and structures that show that something causes something to happen. For example, in the sentence “She makes me laugh,” “makes” is a causative verb.

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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