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adjective fac·ti·tive \ˈfak-tə-tiv\

Definition of factitive

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a transitive verb that in some constructions requires an objective complement as well as an object

fac·ti·tive·ly adverb


Origin of factitive

probably from Latin factitare to do habitually, frequentative of facere


First Known Use: 1846


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