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Having the power or ability to dissolve or dispel something.
- ‘After pronouncement of a resolutive lockout, labour relations are for the time being terminated.’
- ‘I prefer a more resolutive approach to curbing drunken driving or drunkenness, and all the baggage that comes with it.’
- ‘This conception may be called the decompositional or resolutive conception of analysis.’
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin resolutivus, from resolut- released from the verb resolvere (see resolve).
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