suppletive
Adjective

suppletive

  1. (grammar) Which supplies an etymologically unrelated word with forms, or which is used as one of its forms, by suppletion (for example, in English, better and best are suppletive forms of good).
  2. Supplying deficiencies; supplementary; suppletory.
    • Labine v. Vincent, 401 U.S. 532 (1971), Harlan, J., concurring:
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Translations
  • French: supplétif
  • German: suppletivisch
  • Portuguese: supletivo
  • Russian: супплети́вный
  • Spanish: supletivo

Noun

suppletive (plural suppletives)

  1. (grammar) A form used by way of suppletion.



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