- noting or having the quality of an intransitive verb.
Origin of intransitive
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Examples from the Web for intransitive
The absence of the nouns, in and of itself, makes it intransitive.A Handbook of the English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
The intransitive meaning "to bow down" is taken by some commentators.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 1
So, for an intransitive verb we have, either “I am gone,” or “it is gone by me.”
The beauty of Chinese verbs is that they are all transitive or intransitive at pleasure.
It has come from generalizing all intransitive words into one.
- denoting a verb when it does not require a direct object
- denoting a verb that customarily does not require a direct object"to faint" is an intransitive verb
- (as noun)a verb in either of these categories
- denoting an adjective or noun that does not require any particular noun phrase as a referent
- logic maths (of a relation) having the property that if it holds between one argument and a second, and between the second and a third, it must fail to hold between the first and the third"being the mother of" is an intransitive relation
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Word Origin and History for intransitive
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