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1. Functioning as an agent or cause.
2. Expressing causation. Used of a verb or verbal affix.

caus′a·tive n.
caus′a·tive·ly adv.
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There are isolated cases of methamphetamine causatively associated with SCAD (2).
He relied on a New Zealand decision, which allowed such an action where a judicial officer in a court of limited jurisdiction acted "knowingly and without or beyond jurisdiction and with malice giving rise to damage causatively linked to that action.
The experiments show that the bacterium "may causatively contribute to the development of obesity" in humans, according to the study.
Schillebeeckx rightly refuses to say that God in any way "uses" evil or innocent suffering toward some greater purpose, as though God were somehow causatively involved in what diminishes creation.