obviative

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adjective

ob·​vi·​a·​tive
ˈäbvēˌātiv
of a grammatical form
: denoting the second of two third persons referred to in a context (as in the construction in some languages corresponding to "he held his [another's] horse") compare proximate

obviative

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noun

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plural -s
: an obviative grammatical form

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

obviate + -ive

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“Obviative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obviative. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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