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seclusive

[si-kloo-siv] /sɪˈklu sɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to seclude, especially oneself.
2.
causing or providing seclusion.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; secluse (< Latin sēclūsus secluded; see seclusion) + -ive
Related forms
seclusively, adverb
seclusiveness, noun
nonseclusive, adjective
nonseclusively, adverb
nonseclusiveness, noun
unseclusive, adjective
unseclusively, adverb
unseclusiveness, noun
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  • Observations of fawns increased in the months following birth as they increased in size and abandoned their seclusive habits.
British Dictionary definitions for seclusive

seclusive

/sɪˈkluːsɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to seclude
2.
fond of seclusion
Derived Forms
seclusively, adverb
seclusiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for seclusive
adj.

1743, from Latin seclus-, past participle stem of secludere (see seclude) + -ive. Related: Seclusively; seclusiveness.

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