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intransitive

in·tran·si·tive

intransitive

pronunciation:
ihn tran sih tihv [or] ihn tran zih tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: in grammar, indicating a verb that does not take a direct object, such as "sit".
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an intransitive verb.
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derivations: intransitively (adv.), intransitiveness (n.)
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The word intransitive contains the following parts:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.