abditive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin abditīvus ‎(removed or separated from), from abdō ‎(hide, conceal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abditive ‎(not comparable)

  1. (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.

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abditīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of abditīvus