copulative

adjective
cop·​u·​la·​tive | \ ˈkä-pyə-lə-tiv How to pronounce copulative (audio) , -ˌlā- \

Definition of copulative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : joining together coordinate words or word groups and expressing addition of their meanings a copulative conjunction
b : functioning as a copula
2 : relating to or serving for copulation

copulative

noun

Definition of copulative (Entry 2 of 2)

: a copulative word

First Known Use of copulative

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Copulative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copulative. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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