[ suh-plee-tiv, suhp-li-tiv ]
/ səˈpli tɪv, ˈsʌp lɪ tɪv /
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.
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
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Words nearby suppletive
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