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periphrastic

per·i·phras·tic

periphrastic

 
pronunciation:
pe r frae stihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: roundabout; circumlocutory.
definition 2: formed with an auxiliary verb or a particle instead of an inflection, such as "it did ring" rather than "it rang".
derivation: periphrastically (adv.)
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