De*sid"er*a*tive (?), a. [L. desiderativus.]

Denoting desire; as, desiderative verbs.

 

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De*sid"er*a*tive, n.

1.

An object of desire.

2. Gram.

A verb formed from another verb by a change of termination, and expressing the desire of doing that which is indicated by the primitive verb.

 

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