adjective in·ten·tive \ə̇nˈtentiv\

Definition of intentive


\-ə̇vlē\ adverb


\-ivnə̇s\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of intentive

alteration (influenced by Latin in- 2in-) of Middle English ententif, from Old French, from Late Latin intentivus intensive, from Latin intentus (past participle of intendere to intend, attend) + -ivus -ive — more at intend

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