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causative

adjective uk   /ˈkɔː.zə.tɪv/  us   /ˈkɑː.zə.t̬ɪv/ formal
acting as the cause of something: Smoking is a causative factor in the development of several serious diseases, including lung cancer.
Translations of “causative”
in Chinese (Traditional) 起因的, 誘因的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 起因的, 诱因的…
(Definition of causative from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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