me·​dio·​pas·​sive ˌmē-dē-ō-ˈpa-siv How to pronounce mediopassive (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a form or voice of a transitive verb which is used in both middle (see middle entry 1 sense 4) and passive (see passive entry 1 sense 1b(1)) meanings or is used only in passive meanings

Word History


Latin medius "middle" + -o- + passive entry 1 — more at mid entry 1

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mediopassive was in 1822

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Cite this Entry

“Mediopassive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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