Definition of subventive in English:

subventive

adjective

  • In early use: †that aids or rescues from harm (obsolete). Later: that gives help or support by subvention, or as a subvention.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Strange (c1611–1682), Jesuit. From subvent or its etymon classical Latin subvent-, past participial stem of subvenīre subvene + -ive.

Pronunciation

subventive

/səbˈvɛntɪv/