conducive

[[t]kəndju͟ːsɪv, AM -du͟ːsɪv[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ, usu ADJ to n/-ing
If one thing is conducive to another thing, it makes the other thing likely to happen.

Make your bedroom as conducive to sleep as possible...

Sometimes the home environment just isn't conducive to reading.


English dictionary. 2008.

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