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 (yo͞o′nĭ-tĭv, yo͞o-nī′-)
Serving to unite; tending to promote unity.


1. tending to unite or capable of uniting
2. characterized by unity
ˈunitively adv


(ˈyu nɪ tɪv)

1. capable of causing unity or serving to unite.
2. marked by or involving union.
[1520–30; < Late Latin ūnītīvus uniting = Latin ūnīt(us) (see unite1) + -īvus -ive]
u′ni•tive•ly, adv.
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The present crises facing India and humanity are a prelude and preparation for the emergence of an integral vision of life and reality based on a unitive divine consciousness.
Dyer presents the pro-homosexual position as saying that "the unitive function of sex can stand on its own.
Love is the unitive movement of the appetitive faculty upon perceiving the "good.
At some point in their spiritual journey, the reader moves into what these same spiritual masters call the illuminative and unitive ways.
This definition differs from standard descriptions of the mystical trance, such as Gellman's (2011): "[a] (purportedly) super sense-perceptual or sub sense-perceptual unitive experience granting acquaintance of realities .