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(Latin: a suffix; tending to)

lucrative (adjective), more lucrative, most lucrative
Relating to a tendency to be profitable, money making, or remunerative: Bert's brother now has a very lucrative position as a supervisor in his company.
A reference to producing wealth or profit.
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Conveying the gaining of more money.
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purgative (s) (noun), purgatives (pl)
1. A cleansing agent consumed by an individual which causes an evacuation of the bowels: Dr. Smythe prescribed a purgative for Jennifer in anticipation of her scheduled colonoscopy.
2. An experience or activity which helps someone to overcome the effects of negative emotional trauma: While Myrna was in a residential treatment program, she found that the purgative of creating drawings was a good method to illustrate the things that had happened to her in the past.
1. Tending to reform.
2. Serving to induce reform.
sedative (s) (noun), sedatives (pl)
1. Medications that have tranquilizing or calming effects: The doctor gave Bret a sedative before beginning the surgery on the damaged vertebrae.
2. A medicine that allays irritability or excitement or lowers functional activities: Most sedatives, or tranquilizers, can promote sleep.

The overdosage of a sedative can lead to dangerous respiratory depression or slowed breathing.

Some sedatives can dangerously depress important signals needed to maintain heart and lung function if they are misused, or accidentally combined, as in the case of combining prescription sedatives with alcohol.

Many sedatives also have addictive potential; so for these reasons, sedatives should be used under medical supervision, and only when definitely needed.

3. Etymology: from Medieval Latin sedativus, "calming, allaying"; from sedat- and sedare, sedere, "to sit".
A medicine for relieving pain or an irritation.
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uncommunicative (adjective), more uncommunicative, most uncommunicative
1. Not inclined to talk or to give information or to express opinions: "Harriet's uncommunicative attitude was manifest by her refusal to give consistent eye contact during her interview for the job offer."
2. Tending neither to talk nor to disclose information; being reserved or taciturn: "During the trial, the uncommunicative defendant presented a frustrating challenge for the officials of the court."