Definitions

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  • adj. Having power or a tendency to exert; using exertion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having power or a tendency to exert; using exertion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exerting; having power to exert.

Etymologies

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exert +‎ -ive

Examples

  • Adding to the complexity of an expanding program mission, five decades of advances in medical treatments and rehabilitative technologies, combined with a secular trend away from physically exertive work, have arguably blurred any sharp divide that may have once existed between those who are " totally and permanently disabled " and those who are disabled but retain some work capacity.

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  • When first thrown wholly upon a diet of reindeer meat, it seems inadequate to properly nourish the system and there is an apparent weakness and inability to perform severe exertive, fatiguing journeys.

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  • As a result of events in the 60s (when the government of my province was unfortunately not nearly as exertive of its rights as it should have been), Newfoundland and Labrador was denied the right of transit across Quebec in defiance of the spirit and letter of the Canadian Constitution.

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  • So that the male acts as the passive, or recipient pole of attraction, the female as the active, positive, exertive pole, in human relations.

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  • The decision to move away from grueling, back-breaking and physically exertive action for a while is a conscious one.

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  • Elevate the person's feet about 12 inches. of the water, check the temperature, alternating in this pattern, repeat as neces - really drink a lot of water, do not Apply cool, wet cloths (or cool water directly) to gait take him for long over exertive sary.

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