privative


1priv·a·tive

adjective \ˈpri-və-tiv\

Definition of PRIVATIVE

:  constituting or predicating privation or absence of a quality <non- is a privative prefix>
priv·a·tive·ly adverb

First Known Use of PRIVATIVE

14th century

2privative

noun

Definition of PRIVATIVE

:  a privative term, expression, or proposition; also :  a privative prefix or suffix

First Known Use of PRIVATIVE

1588

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