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deprecative

[ dep-ri-key-tiv, -kuh-tiv ]
/ ˈdɛp rɪˌkeɪ tɪv, -kə tɪv /
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adjective

serving to deprecate; deprecatory.

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Origin of deprecative

1480–90; (<Anglo-French ) <Late Latin dēprecātīvus, equivalent to dēprecāt(us) (see deprecate) + -īvus-ive
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