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Relating to or inclined toward love, especially sexual love; amorous.
[Medieval Latin amātīvus, capable of love, from amātus, past participle of Latin amāre, to love.]
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a rare word for amorous
[C17: from Medieval Latin amātīvus, from Latin amāre to love]
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am•a•tive(ˈæm ə tɪv)
disposed to love; amorous.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin]
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|Adj.||1.||amative - inclined toward or displaying love; "feeling amorous"|
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"
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