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

  Subtractive \Sub*trac"tive\, a.
     1. Tending, or having power, to subtract.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Math.) Having the negative sign, or sign minus.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: constituting or involving subtraction; "a subtractive
             correction" [ant: additive]

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