I. adjective Date: 1699 1. of, relating to, or characterized by addition <
an additive process
2. produced by addition 3. characterized by, being, or producing effects (as drug responses or gene products) that when the causative factors act together are the sum of their individual effects • additively adverbadditivity noun II. noun Date: 1945 a substance added to another in relatively small amounts to effect a desired change in properties <
food additives

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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