deverbal

adjective
de·​verb·​al | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈvər-bəl How to pronounce deverbal (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Deverbal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deverbal. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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