privative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin privativus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

privative (comparative more privative, superlative most privative)

  1. causing privation; depriving
  2. consisting in the absence of something; negative
    • (Can we date this quote by Jeremy Taylor and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

privative

  1. feminine singular of privatif

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

privative

  1. Feminine plural of adjective privativo.

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