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Definition of causative adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

causative

adjective
/ˈkɔzəɪv/ causative pronunciation American
 
1 (formal) acting as the cause of somethingSmoking is a causative factor in several major diseases.2 (grammar) a causative verb expresses a cause, for example sharpen which means “to cause to become sharp” compare ergative, inchoative