Relating to or inclined toward love, especially sexual love; amorous.
Of or inclined to love, esp. sexual love.
Origin of amative
- Medieval Latin amātīvus capable of love from amātus past participle of Latin amāre to love
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin amātīvus, from Latin amātus, perfect passive participle of amō (“love”).