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privative

priv·a·tive

privative

 
pronunciation:
prI v tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: acting to deprive.
definition 2: marked by a losing or taking away.
definition 3: in grammar, indicating absence or negation.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: in grammar, a word element that indicates absence or negation, such as "a-" in "atonal".
derivation: privatively (adv.)