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benefactive

adjective ben·e·fac·tive \¦be-nə-¦fak-tiv\

Definition of benefactive

of a linguistic form

  1. :  indicating that someone is benefited —used especially of affixes and verb forms in various American Indian languages

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Origin and Etymology of benefactive

Latin benefactus + English -ive


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benefactive

noun ben·e·fac·tive \¦be-nə-¦fak-tiv\

Definition of benefactive

plural

-s

  1. :  a benefactive form or set of forms in a language

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