privative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin privativus

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

privative (comparative more privative, superlative most privative)

  1. Causing privation; depriving.
  2. Consisting in the absence of something; negative.
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      Privative blessings, blessings of immunity, safeguard, liberty, and integrity.
  3. (grammar) Indicating the absence of something.

Noun[edit]

privative (plural privatives)

  1. Something that causes privation or indicates an absence.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

privative

  1. Feminine plural form of privativo

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