from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Designed for use by disabled people: an assistive communications device; assistive technology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Providing or designed to provide assistance, especially to persons with a disability

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lending aid, helping.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. giving assistance


assist +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)



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