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Meaning of DESIDERATIVE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*sid"er*a*tive\, a. [L. desiderativus.]
    Denoting desire; as, desiderative verbs.
    
    
  2. \De*sid"er*a*tive\, n.
    1. An object of desire.
    
    2. (Gram.) A verb formed from another verb by a change of
       termination, and expressing the desire of doing that which
       is indicated by the primitive verb.
    
    
 

 

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