contraction of I have.
a suffix of adjectives (and nouns of adjectival origin) expressing tendency, disposition, function, connection, etc.:
active; corrective; destructive; detective; passive; sportive.
(forming adjectives) indicating a tendency, inclination, character, or quality: divisive, prohibitive, festive, massive
(forming nouns of adjectival origin): detective, expletive
contraction of I have, 1742, first attested in Richardson’s “Pamela.”
sufix forming adjectives from verbs, meaning “pertaining to, tending to,” in some cases from Old French -if, but usually directly from Latin -ivus. In some words borrowed from French at an early date it has been reduced to -y (e.g. hasty, tardy).
/ˌaɪvəˈmɛktɪn/ noun 1. a drug that kills parasitic nematode worms, mites, and insects. It is used to treat a variety of parasitic infections in domestic animals and onchocerciasis in humans
1. in vitro fertilization. abbreviation 1. in vitro fertilization IVF (in vitro fertilization) The fertilization of an egg in an artificial environment outside of a living organism. 1. intravenous fluids 2. in vitro fertilization
in vitro fertilization and in vivo transfer of the embryo
Intelligent Vehicle Highway System