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Definition of productive
producing or able to produce large amounts of goods, crops, or other commodities:the most productive employees relating to or engaged in the production of goods, crops, or other commodities:the country’s productive capacity achieving or producing a significant amount or result:a long and productive career the therapy sessions became more productive [predic.]
) producing or giving rise to:the unconscious is limitlessly productive of dreams, myths, stories
Linguistics (of a morpheme or other linguistic unit) currently used in forming new words or expressions:many suffixes are common and productive Medicine (of a cough) that raises mucus from the respiratory tract.