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suppletive

[ suh-plee-tiv, suhp-li-tiv ]
/ səˈpli tɪv, ˈsʌp lɪ tɪv /
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adjective Grammar.

serving as an inflected form of a word with a totally different stem, as went, the suppletive past of go.
including one or more such forms: a suppletive paradigm.
characterized by the use of such forms: suppletive inflection.

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Origin of suppletive

1810–20; <Medieval Latin supplētīvus, equivalent to Latin supplēt(us) (past participle of supplēre to fill up; see suppletion) + -īvus-ive
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