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de•verb•a•tive



Pronunciation: (dē-vûr'bu-tiv), [key] Gram.

adj.
1. (esp. of nouns) derived from a verb, as the noun driver from the verb drive.
2. indicating derivation from a verb, as the suffix -er in driver or -ment in development.

n.
a deverbative word.

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