Definition of subsultive in US English:

subsultive

adjective

  • Involving or characterized by sudden leaps, jerks, or starts.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in George Berkeley (1685–1753), Church of Ireland bishop of Cloyne and philosopher. From classical Latin subsult-, past participial stem of subsilīre to jump up, spring up + -ive.

Pronunciation

subsultive

/səbˈsʌltɪv/