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privative

adjective priv·a·tive \ ˈpri-və-tiv \

Definition of privative

: constituting or predicating privation or absence of a quality
  • non- is a privative prefix

privatively

adverb

First Known Use of privative

14th century

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privative

noun

Definition of privative

: a privative term, expression, or proposition; also : a privative prefix or suffix

First Known Use of privative

1584

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