from The Century Dictionary.

  • Circulating; causing circulation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Promoting circulation; circulating.

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  • adjective Promoting circulation; circulating.

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  • adjective of or relating to circulation


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  • -- These occur in hands and feet where the circulative power is feeble, either from weakness or from tight pressure of boots or gloves.

    Papers on Health John Kirk

  • Helped by the police, they were pouring in from barrio and hacienda; the attendance was going up by leaps and bounds, till at last a circulative report showed that Balangilang had passed the odious Cabancalan with its less strenuous school-man, and left it in the ruck by a full hundred.

    Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day Various

  • For if not, and the ideas of a certain mode of distribution or operation in the riches, and of a certain degree of freedom in the people, enter into our idea of riches as attributed to a people, we shall have to define the degree of fluency, or circulative character which is essential to the nature of common wealth; and the degree of independence of action required in its possessors.

    The Crown of Wild Olive also Munera Pulveris; Pre-Raphaelitism; Aratra Pentelici; The Ethics of the Dust; Fiction, Fair and Foul; The Elements of Drawing John Ruskin 1859

  • Instead of being foreclosed and immovable, it is in fact the only species of landed property, that is essentially moving and circulative.

    Biographia Literaria Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1803

  • Instead of being _foreclosed_ and immovable, it is, in fact, the only species of landed property that is essentially moving and circulative.

    Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1803


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