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 (ĕk′splĭ-kā′tĭv, ĭk-splĭk′ə-tĭv)
Serving to explain; explanatory.

ex′pli·ca′tive n.
ex′pli·ca′tive·ly adv.
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in an explicative or explanatory manner
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