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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. of or relating to or resulting in redemption;
- Example: "a redemptive theory about life"- E.K.Brown
[syn: redemptive, redemptional, redemptory]

2. bringing about salvation or redemption from sin;
- Example: "saving faith"
- Example: "redemptive (or redeeming) love"
[syn: redemptive, redeeming(a), saving(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Redemptive \Re*demp"tive\ (-t?v), a. Serving or tending to redeem; redeeming; as, the redemptive work of Christ. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "redemptive": Christlike, Christly, apologetic, ascetic, atoning, celestial, cleansing, compensational, compensatory, divine, empyrean, expiatory, godlike, godly, heavenly, incarnate, incarnated, indemnificatory, intercessional, intercessive, lustral, lustrational, lustrative, made flesh, mediative, mediatory, penitential, piacular, propitiative, propitiatory, purgative, purgatorial, purifying, reclamatory, recompensing, redeeming, redemptional, redressing, reparative, reparatory, repentant, repenting, restitutional, restitutive, restitutory, restorative, retributive, reversional, reversionary, revertible, righting, salvational, satisfactional, self-existent, squaring, superhuman, supernatural, transcendent