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EtymologyEdit

From Latin privativus.

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privative (comparative more privative, superlative most privative)

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

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privative (plural privatives)

  1. something that causes privation or indicates an absence

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privative

  1. feminine singular of privatif

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AdjectiveEdit

privative

  1. Feminine plural of adjective privativo.

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