[ UK /kˈɔːsətˌɪv/ ]
[ US /ˈkɑzətɪv, ˈkɔzətɪv/ ]
  1. producing an effect
    poverty as a causative factor in crime
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How To Use causative In A Sentence

  • A growing body of evidence supports the supposition that the quantitative depletion of mtDNA, once thought to be a consequence of type 2 diabetes, could be a causative factor in pathogenesis.
  • False perception can arise only if the nervous system has spontaneous activity independently of any causative external object.
  • The causative organism is known as the _Bacillus mallei_. Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
  • Although Eric seems to assume the experiencer sense, I'm going to make the causative sense explicit.
  • Like causatives and desideratives, denominatives follow the inflection of thematic verbs of the Present System.
  • Causative medications are droperidol, diphenhydramine, meperidine, promethazine, atropine, and scopolamine.
  • The causative prions are resistant to steam sterilization, dry heat, ethylene oxide gas, and chemical disinfection with either formaldehyde or glutaraldehyde, as normally used in the health care environment.
  • Sensitizer-induced asthma requires a latency period, is immunologic, manifesting an anamnestic response by definition, and is marked by specific airway responsiveness upon appropriate challenge with the causative agent.
  • Smoking is a causative factor in the development of several serious diseases, including lung cancer.
  • Vibrio anguillarum, a severe pathogen of marine fish, is the causative agent ofvibriosis which is a highly fatal hemorrhagic septicemic disease.
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