accelerative
adjective Date: circa 1666 of, relating to, or tending to cause acceleration ; accelerating

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Accelerative — Ac*cel er*a*tive, a. Relating to acceleration; adding to velocity; quickening. Reid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accelerative — [ak sel′ər āt΄iv, ak sel′ə rāt΄iv; aksel′ər ət iv; əksel′ər ət iv] adj. of, causing, or increasing acceleration …   English World dictionary

  • accelerative — /ak sel euh ray tiv, euhr euh tiv/, adj. tending to accelerate; increasing the velocity of. Also, acceleratory /ak sel euhr euh tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1745 55; ACCELERATE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • accelerative — adjective Relating to acceleration; adding to velocity; quickening …   Wiktionary

  • accelerative — ac·cel·er·a·tive ik sel ə .rāt iv, ak adj ACCELERATORY …   Medical dictionary

  • accelerative — adj. tending to increase speed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accelerative — ac·cel·er·a·tive …   English syllables

  • accelerative — ac•cel•er•a•tive [[t]ækˈsɛl əˌreɪ tɪv, ər ə tɪv[/t]] also ac•cel′er•a•to ry adj. tending to accelerate; increasing the velocity of • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • accelerative — adj. tending to increase speed; quickening …   Useful english dictionary

  • Accelerative Endowment — An option in a whole life insurance policy to use accumulated dividends to convert the policy into an endowment policy prior to its normal maturity date. An endowment policy provides for a lump sum payment to the insured after a certain period.… …   Investment dictionary

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