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fugitive

fu·gi·tive

fugitive

 
 
pronunciation:
fyu j tihv
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who is escaping or running away.
The police finally caught the fugitive.
synonyms:
runaway
similar words:
outlaw, refugee
derivations: fugitively (adv.), fugitiveness (n.)
Word Parts
The word fugitive contains the following parts:
fug, -fuge Latin root that means flee
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).