perfective

adjective
per·​fec·​tive | \ pər-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce perfective (audio) also ˈpər-fik- \

Definition of perfective

1 archaic
a : tending to make perfect
b : becoming better
2 : expressing action as complete or as implying the notion of completion, conclusion, or result perfective verb

Other Words from perfective

perfective noun
perfectively adverb
perfectiveness noun
perfectivity \ pər-​ˌfek-​ˈti-​və-​tē How to pronounce perfectivity (audio) also  ˌpər-​fik-​ \ noun

First Known Use of perfective

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Perfective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perfective. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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