Pertaining to mood, emotion, feeling, sensibility, or a mental state.

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af·fec·tive a-'fek-tiv adj relating to, arising from, or influencing feelings or emotions: EMOTIONAL <\affective symptoms>
af·fec·tive·ly adv
af·fec·tiv·i·ty .af-.ek-'tiv-ət-ē n, pl -ties

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