Definition of substractive in English:

substractive

adjective

  • Relating to or involving subtraction; subtractive.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Bacon (1561–1626), lord chancellor, politician, and philosopher. From post-classical Latin substract-, past participial stem of substrahere substract + -ive. Compare post-classical Latin substractivus.

Pronunciation

substractive

/səbˈstraktɪv/