Per`i*phras"tic (?), Per`i*phras"tic*al (?), a. [Gr. : cf. F. p'eriphrastique.]

Expressing, or expressed, in more words than are necessary; characterized by periphrase; circumlocutory.

Periphrastic conjugation Gram., a conjugation formed by the use of the simple verb with one or more auxiliaries.


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