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[med-i-tey-tiv] /ˈmɛd ɪˌteɪ tɪv/

given to, characterized by, or indicative of ; contemplative.

1650s, from Late Latin meditativus, from meditat-, past participle stem of Latin meditari (see meditation). Related: Meditatively; meditativeness.


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