intransitive

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From in- +‎ transitive.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɹænsətɪv/, /ɪnˈtɹænzətɪv/
    • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

intransitive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar, of a verb) not transitive: not having, or not taking, a direct object
    The word "drink" is a transitive verb in "they drink wine", but an intransitive one in "they drink often."
  2. (rare) not transitive or passing further; kept; detained
    • 1664-1667, Jeremy Taylor, Dissuasive from Popery
      And then it is for the image's sake and so far is intransitive; but whatever is paid more to the image is transitive and passes further.

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FrenchEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

intransitive

  1. feminine singular of intransitif

GermanEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

intransitive

  1. inflection of intransitiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

intransitive

  1. feminine plural of intransitivo

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