Productive

Pro*duc"tive

(?), a. [F. productif, L. productivus fit for prolongation.]
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1. Having the quality or power of producing; yielding or furnishing results; as, productive soil; productive enterprises; productive labor, that which increases the number or amount of products.
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2. Bringing into being; causing to exist; producing; originative; as, an age productive of great men; a spirit productive of heroic achievements.
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And kindle with thy own productive fire.
Dryden.
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This is turning nobility into a principle of virtue, and making it productive of merit.
Spectator.
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3. Producing, or able to produce, in large measure; fertile; profitable.
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-- Pro*duc"tive*ly, adv. -- Pro*duc"tive*ness, n.
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