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adjective formal evocative pronunciation in British English /ɪˈvɒkətɪv/
  1. 1
    an evocative smell or sound makes you think of something, often something that you experienced in the past

    The sea air was deeply evocative of her childhood on the island.

  2. 2
    an evocative work of art expresses something very clearly and makes you have a strong reaction to it

    stirringly evocative images of human suffering

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