frequentative

adjective

fre·​quen·​ta·​tive frē-ˈkwen-tə-tiv How to pronounce frequentative (audio)
: denoting repeated or recurrent action or state
used of a verb aspect, verb form, or meaning
frequentative noun

Word History

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of frequentative was in 1533

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“Frequentative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frequentative. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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