privative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin privativus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈprɪvətɪv/ [1]
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  • Rhymes: -ɪv

Adjective[edit]

privative (comparative more privative, superlative most privative)

  1. causing privation; depriving
  2. consisting in the absence of something; negative
    • 1650, Jeremy Taylor, The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living
      Privative blessings, blessings of immunity, safeguard, liberty, and integrity.
  3. (grammar) indicating the absence of something

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

privative (plural privatives)

  1. something that causes privation or indicates an absence

References[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

privative

  1. feminine singular of privatif

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

privative

  1. feminine plural of privativo

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