Definition of discretive in US English:

discretive

adjective

  • Characterized by separation; separative. Compare "disjunctive". Now rare.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Arderne's Treatises of Fistula in Ano. From post-classical Latin discretivus serving to distinguish, separative, discriminative from classical Latin discrēt-, past participial stem of discernere + -īvus.

Pronunciation

discretive

/dɪˈskriːtɪv/