Additive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈædətɪv|  American pronunciation of the word additive
Brit.  |ˈadɪtɪv|  British pronunciation of the word additive


- something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine


- designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree (syn: linear)
- characterized or produced by addition


...certain drugs have additive effects when taken in conjunction with each other that one doesn't see when any one is used alone...

a gasoline additive to reduce pollution

Strict safety tests are carried out on food additives.

Our products are free from artificial additives.

The gas additive improves engine performance. issuable claim that the food additive causes cancer...

Word forms

singular: additive
plural: additives
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