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substantival

[suhb-stuh n-tahy-vuh l] /ˌsʌb stənˈtaɪ vəl/
adjective
1.
noting, of, or pertaining to a substantive.
Origin of substantival
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; substantive + -al1
Related forms
substantivally, adverb
nonsubstantival, adjective
nonsubstantivally, adverb
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