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abditive (not comparable)
- (rare) Having the quality of hiding
1789, Philip Withers, Alfred's Apology, page 51:
- There is also a species of wit which may be termed abditive; for it conceals or lessens the dignity attached to rank or character.
1882, Edmund R. Clay, The alternative: a study in psychology, page 229:
- Concepts are either abditive or inabditive; the former being those that do, and the latter those that do not, hide the plurality of the kind they symbolise.
2004, Michael Sheehan, Words to Wise, page 207:
- The abditive nature of the heavy foliage protected the nest.