participial

adjective
par·​ti·​cip·​i·​al | \ ˌpär-tə-ˈsi-pē-əl How to pronounce participial (audio) \

Definition of participial

: of, relating to, or formed with or from a participle

Other Words from participial

participially \ ˌpär-​tə-​ˈsi-​pē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce participially (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of participial

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for participial

Latin participialis, from participium

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The first known use of participial was in 1591

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“Participial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/participial. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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