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deverbative

[dee-vur-buh-tiv] /diˈvɜr bə tɪv/
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
1910-1915
1910-15; de- + verb + -ative, by analogy with denominative
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