(Redirected from -ive)
"-ive" indicates that do something out of its nature, or do what it's supposed to do because it is born/made for that, or do something out of its innermost being.
So it means "[something]of doing something":
- "Something of doing something" is a noun. The first "something" can be "state, quality, condition, result, capacity, degree, etc".
- "Of doing something" is an adjective.