factitive

adjective
fac·​ti·​tive | \ ˈfak-tə-tiv How to pronounce factitive (audio) \

Definition of factitive

: of, relating to, or being a transitive verb that in some constructions requires an objective complement as well as an object

Other Words from factitive

factitively adverb

First Known Use of factitive

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for factitive

borrowed from German factitiv, from Latin factus (past participle of facere "to make, bring about") + -itiv (in transitiv transitive) — more at fact

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“Factitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/factitive. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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