cessative

[ ses-uh-tiv, se-sey- ]
/ ˈsɛs ə tɪv, sɛˈseɪ- /

adjective

(of a verbal form or aspect) expressing cessation.

Nearby words

  1. cesium 137,
  2. cesky terrier,
  3. cespitose,
  4. cess,
  5. cessation,
  6. cesser,
  7. cession,
  8. cessionary,
  9. cesspipe,
  10. cesspit

Origin of cessative

< Latin cessāt(us) (past participle of cessāre to delay) + -ive

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