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desiderative

[dih-sid-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /dɪˈsɪd ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
having or expressing desire.
2.
Grammar. (of a verb derived from another verb) expressing desire to perform the action denoted by the underlying verb, as Sanskrit pi-patiṣ-ati “he wishes to fly” from pát-ati, “he flies.”.
noun
3.
Grammar. a desiderative verb.
Origin of desiderative
1545-1555
From the Late Latin word dēsīderātīvus, dating back to 1545-55. See desiderate, -ive
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desiderative

/dɪˈzɪdərətɪv/
adjective
1.
feeling or expressing desire
2.
(in certain languages, of a verb) related in form to another verb and expressing the subject's desire or intention to perform the act denoted by the other verb
noun
3.
a desiderative verb
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