deverbal

adjective de·verb·al \ (ˌ)dē-ˈvər-bəl \

Definition of deverbal

1 :derived from a verb
  • the deverbal noun developer is derived from develop
2 :used in derivation from a verb
  • the deverbal suffix -er in developer

First Known Use of deverbal

1943


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