deverbative

deverbative

[dee-vur-buh-tiv] Grammar.
adjective
1.
(especially of nouns) derived from a verb, as the noun driver from the verb drive.
2.
indicating derivation from a verb, as the suffix -er in driver or -ment in development.
noun
3.
a deverbative word.

Origin:
1910–15; de- + verb + -ative, by analogy with denominative

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