re·​pla·​cive | \ -siv \
plural -s

Definition of replacive

: a difference of phonemes in the word stem of two or more grammatically distinct forms the vowel of feet as compared with that of foot displays a replacive plural form instead of the usual suffix -s

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replace + -ive

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“Replacive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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