privative

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin privativus.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

privative (plural privatives)

  1. something that causes privation or indicates an absence

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

privative

  1. feminine singular of privatif

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

privative

  1. feminine plural of privativo

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