de·​verb·​al (ˌ)dē-ˈvər-bəl How to pronounce deverbal (audio)
: derived from a verb
the deverbal noun developer is derived from develop
: used in derivation from a verb
the deverbal suffix -er in developer

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of deverbal was in 1943

Dictionary Entries Near deverbal

Cite this Entry

“Deverbal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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