Definition of abstrusive in English:

abstrusive

adjective

  • Abstruse.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Albert Richard Smith (1816–1860), author, public lecturer, and mountaineer. From classical Latin abstrūs-, past participial stem of abstrūdere abstrude + -ive. Compare post-classical Latin abstrusivus fenced round, fortified.

Pronunciation:

abstrusive

/əbˈstruːsɪv/