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sup•ple•tive



Pronunciation: (su-plē'tiv, sup'li-tiv), [key]
adj. Gram.
1. serving as an inflected form of a word with a totally different stem, as went, the suppletive past of go.
2. including one or more such forms: a suppletive paradigm.
3. characterized by the use of such forms: suppletive inflection.

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