passive

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case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb ablative , ablative case
passive consent acquiescence , sufferance
man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner child molester , paederast , pederast
protest of government policy or legislation by passive resistance civil disobedience
type of passive matrix display in which the top and bottom half of the screen are refreshed simultaneously dual scan display
political and spiritual leader during India's struggle with Great Britain for home rule; an advocate of passive resistance (1869-1948) Gandhi , Mahatma Gandhi , Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
(medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force) infusion
reformer who believes in passive resistance non-resistant , passive resister
sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner) paederasty , pederasty
form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God quietism
object in a passive construction retained object
passive resistance satyagraha
consent, passive sufferance
massage combined with a system of active and passive exercises for the muscles and joints Swedish massage
inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life vegetation
(linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes voice
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