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adjective productive pronunciation in British English /prəˈdʌktɪv/
  1. 1
    making or growing things in large quantities, especially so that they can be sold
    During their most productive period, both mills were controlled by the Marling family.
    ways of making more productive use of agricultural land
    highly productive: highly productive farms
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to the production of things that can be sold
      the country’s productive capacity
      the gradual improvement of productive efficiency
  2. 2
    achieving good results
    a productive partnership
    Politeness is usually more productive than confrontation.
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    1. a.
      working hard and producing or achieving a lot
      the most productive years of our lives

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