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 for productive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Productive \Pro*duc"tive\, a. [F. productif, L. productivus fit
     for prolongation.]
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     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.
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     2. Bringing into being; causing to exist; producing;
        originative; as, an age productive of great men; a spirit
        productive of heroic achievements.
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              And kindle with thy own productive fire. --Dryden.
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              This is turning nobility into a principle of virtue,
              and making it productive of merit.    --Spectator.
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     3. Producing, or able to produce, in large measure; fertile;
        profitable.
        [1913 Webster] -- Pro*duc"tive*ly, adv. --
        Pro*duc"tive*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  productive
      adj 1: producing or capable of producing (especially
             abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive
             years"; "a productive collaboration" [ant:
             unproductive]
      2: having the ability to produce or originate; "generative
         power"; "generative forces" [syn: generative, productive]
         [ant: consumptive]
      3: yielding positive results
      4: marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat
         land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil" [syn: fat,
         fertile, productive, rich]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  131 Moby Thesaurus words for "productive":
     able, abounding, abundant, adequate, advantageous, affluent,
     all-sufficing, ample, aplenty, banausic, blooming, bottomless,
     bounteous, bountiful, breadwinning, bursting, bursting out,
     capable, causative, competent, conceptive, conceptual,
     constructive, copious, creative, demiurgic, diffuse, diffusive,
     dynamic, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, effuse,
     effusive, epidemic, equal to, esemplastic, exhaustless,
     extravagant, exuberant, fat, fecund, fertile, flourishing, flush,
     formative, formless, fructiferous, fruitful, full, gainful, galore,
     generative, generous, germinal, gushing, gushy, ideational,
     ideative, imaginative, in plenty, in quantity, inexhaustible,
     ingenious, inspired, inventive, lavish, liberal, lucrative, lush,
     luxuriant, many, maximal, moneymaking, much, notional, numerous,
     opulent, original, originative, overflowing, paying, plenitudinous,
     plenteous, plentiful, plenty, pleonastic, pregnant, prevailing,
     prevalent, prodigal, proficient, profitable, profuse, profusive,
     proliferous, prolific, rampant, redundant, reiterative,
     remunerative, repetitive, replete, resourceful, rewarding, rich,
     rife, riotous, running over, seminal, shaping, spawning,
     superabundant, swarming, tautologous, teeming, thriving, uberous,
     up to, valuable, vigorous, visioned, wealthy, well-found,
     well-furnished, well-paying, well-provided, well-stocked,
     wholesale, worthwhile
  
  

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