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nonstative

[ non-sta-tiv ]
/ nɒnˈstæ tɪv /
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adjective Grammar.
(of a verb) expressing an action or process, as run or grow, and able to be used in either simple or progressive tenses: I run every day. I am running home now.
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Also dynamic.
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Origin of nonstative

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British Dictionary definitions for nonstative

nonstative
/ (nɒnˈsteɪtɪv) grammar /

adjective
denoting a verb describing an action rather than a state, as for example throw or thank as opposed to know or hateCompare stative
noun
a nonstative verb
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