Preteritive
Preteritive Pre*ter"i*tive, a. (Gram.) Used only or chiefly in the preterit or past tenses, as certain verbs. [1913 Webster]

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  • preteritive — /pri ter i tiv/, adj. Gram. (of verbs) limited to past tenses. [1830 40; PRETERIT + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • preteritive — /ˈprɛtərətɪv/ (say pretuhruhtiv) adjective 1. preterite. 2. (of verbs) limited to past tenses …   Australian English dictionary

  • preteritive — /pri ter i tiv/, adj. Gram. (of verbs) limited to past tenses. [1830 40; PRETERIT + IVE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • preterite — 1. adjective showing an action at a determined moment in the past. 2. noun The preterite tense, simple past tense: the grammatical tense that determines the specific initiation or termination of an action in the past. See Also …   Wiktionary

  • past — Synonyms and related words: above, above and beyond, across, after, ago, ancient, antecedent, anterior, antiquated, antique, antiquity, aorist, aoristic, background, before, behind, beyond, biography, blown over, by, bygone, bygone days, bypast,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pre|ter|i|tive — «prih TEHR uh tihv», adjective. Grammar. 1. expressing past time. 2. limited to past tenses: »preteritive verbs …   Useful english dictionary

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