ascensive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See ascend.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ascensive (comparative more ascensive, superlative most ascensive)

  1. Rising; tending to rise, or causing to rise.
    • 1840-1845, Richard Owen, Odontography
      Had I been guided in this ascensive survey of the dental system by the general perfection of the species , I must have ended with that of Man
  2. (grammar) Augmentative; intensive.
    • 1887, Charles John Ellicott, St Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians: With a Critical and Grammatical Commentary
      [] it seems, however, highly probable that this is due rather to non-observance of the true ascensive force of the particle than to any real absence in the original MSS.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ascensive f

  1. feminine plural of ascensivo

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