mediopassive

adjective
me·​dio·​pas·​sive | \ ˌmē-dē-ō-ˈpa-siv How to pronounce mediopassive (audio) \

Definition of mediopassive

: 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

First Known Use of mediopassive

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mediopassive

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

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The first known use of mediopassive was in 1822

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“Mediopassive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mediopassive. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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