frequentative

adjective
fre·​quen·​ta·​tive | \ frē-ˈkwen-tə-tiv How to pronounce frequentative (audio) \

Definition of frequentative

: denoting repeated or recurrent action or state used of a verb aspect, verb form, or meaning

Other Words from frequentative

frequentative noun

First Known Use of frequentative

1533, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about frequentative

Time Traveler for frequentative

Time Traveler

The first known use of frequentative was in 1533

See more words from the same year

Statistics for frequentative

Cite this Entry

“Frequentative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frequentative. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on frequentative

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with frequentative

Comments on frequentative

What made you want to look up frequentative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!