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copulative

adjective cop·u·la·tive \ ˈkä-pyə-lə-tiv , -ˌlā- \

Definition of copulative

1 a : 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

First Known Use of copulative

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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copulative

noun

Definition of copulative

: a copulative word

First Known Use of copulative

1530

in the meaning defined above

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