Pro*duc"tive (?), a. [F.
productif, L. productivus fit for prolongation.]
1. Having the quality or power of producing;
yielding or furnishing results; as, productive soil;
productive enterprises; productive labor, that which
increases the number or amount of products.
2. Bringing into being; causing to exist;
producing; originative; as, an age productive of great men; a
spirit productive of heroic achievements.
And kindle with thy own productive
This is turning nobility into a principle of virtue,
and making it productive of merit.
3. Producing, or able to produce, in large
measure; fertile; profitable.
-- Pro*duc"tive*ly, adv. --