re·​sul·​ta·​tive ri-ˈzəl-tə-tiv How to pronounce resultative (audio)
: expressive of result
German ergreifen is a resultative verb.

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resultative was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Resultative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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