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deverbative

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adjective de·verb·a·tive \(ˌ)dē-ˈvər-bə-tiv\

Definition of deverbative

  1. 1 :  derived from a verb <the deverbative noun developer is derived from develop>

  2. 2 :  used in derivation from a verb <the deverbative suffix -er in developer>

deverbative noun


1930

First Known Use of deverbative

1930


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