Resumptive Re*sump"tive, a. [cf. L. resumptivus restorative.] Taking back; resuming, or tending toward resumption; as, resumptive measures. [1913 Webster]

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  • resumptive — re·sump·tive …   English syllables

  • resumptive — /rəˈzʌmptɪv/ (say ruh zumptiv) adjective 1. summarising. 2. repeating; repetitive …  

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