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 (yo͞o′nĭ-tĭv, yo͞o-nī′-)
Serving to unite; tending to promote unity.
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1. tending to unite or capable of uniting
2. characterized by unity
ˈunitively adv
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(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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