edificant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin aedificans, aedificantis, present participle of aedificare. See edify.

Adjective[edit]

edificant (comparative more edificant, superlative most edificant)

  1. building; constructing
    • 1655, Dugard, Verses on Gataker
      And as his pen was often militant / Nor less triumphant; so edificant / It also was, like those blessed builders, who / Stood on their guard, and stoutly builded too.
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson
      Men are edificant or otherwise. Samuel Hoar is to all men's eyes conservative and constructive []