delexical

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Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ lexical

Adjective[edit]

delexical (comparative more delexical, superlative most delexical)

  1. (grammar, of a verb) That has little or no meaning by itself.
    The verb "take" is delexical in the phrase "take a shower".

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