additive

Primary Meanings of additive

1.
adj
characterized or produced by addition
2.
n
something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
Full Definitions of additive
1

adj characterized or produced by addition

“an additive process”
Synonyms:
accumulative, cumulative
increasing by successive addition
addable, addible
capable of being added or added to
additional, extra
further or added
complemental, complementary, completing
acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)
incremental
increasing gradually by regular degrees or additions
intercalary
having a day or month inserted to make the calendar year correspond to the solar year: "Feb. 29 is an intercalary day"
summational, summative
of or relating to a summation or produced by summation
supplemental, supplementary
added to complete or make up a deficiency
Antonyms:
subtractive
constituting or involving subtraction
ablative
tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature
reductive
characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment
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adj designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree

Synonyms:
linear
bilinear
linear with respect to each of two variables or positions
Antonyms:
nonlinear
designating or involving an equation whose terms are not of the first degree
2

n something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine

Types:
adjuvant
an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment
artificial additive, food additive
an additive to food intended to improve its flavor or appearance or shelf-life
Type of:
add-on, addition, improver
a component that is added to something to improve it

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