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de•sid•er•a•tive



Pronunciation: (di-sid'ur-u-tiv, -u-rā"tiv), [key]
adj.
1. having or expressing desire.
2. Gram.(of a verb derived from another verb) expressing desire to perform the action denoted by the underlying verb, as Sanskrit pi-patis-ati “he wishes to fly” from pát-ati, “he flies.”

n.
Gram.a desiderative verb.

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