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deprecative

[dep-ri-key-tiv, -kuh-tiv] /ˈdɛp rɪˌkeɪ tɪv, -kə tɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to deprecate; deprecatory.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin dēprecātīvus, equivalent to dēprecāt(us) (see deprecate) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
deprecatively, adverb
nondeprecative, adjective
nondeprecatively, adverb
undeprecative, adjective
undeprecatively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for de-precative

deprecative

adj.

mid-15c., "praying for deliverance," from Middle French déprécatif (13c.), from Late Latin deprecativus, from past participle stem of Latin deprecari (see deprecation). Related: Deprecatively.

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