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suppletive

[suh-plee-tiv, suhp-li-tiv] /səˈpli tɪv, ˈsʌp lɪ tɪv/
adjective, Grammar
1.
serving as an inflected form of a word with a totally different stem, as went, the suppletive past of go.
2.
including one or more such forms:
a suppletive paradigm.
3.
characterized by the use of such forms:
suppletive inflection.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Medieval Latin supplētīvus, equivalent to Latin supplēt(us) (past participle of supplēre to fill up; see suppletion) + -īvus -ive
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  • Unlike other verbs, these inflected forms of be lie in a suppletive relationship.

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