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 (frē-kwĕn′tə-tĭv) Grammar
Expressing or designating repeated action.
A frequentative verb or verb form.

[Latin frequentātīvus, from frequentātus, past participle of frequentāre, to repeat, from frequēns, frequent-, frequent.]
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(frɪˈkwɛntətɪv) grammar
1. (Grammar) denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages used to express repeated or habitual action
2. (Grammar) (in English) denoting a verb or an affix having meaning that involves repeated or habitual action, such as the verb wrestle, from wrest
a. a frequentative verb or affix
b. the frequentative aspect of verbs
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(frɪˈkwɛn tə tɪv)
1. (of a verb or verb form) expressing repetition of an action.
2. a frequentative verb or form.
[1520–30; < Latin]
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Used to describe verbs that express an action that is repeated.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frequentative - a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action
verb - a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence
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[frɪˈkwentətɪv] (Gram)
A. ADJfrecuentativo
B. Nfrecuentativo m
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EM [31], [32] is a frequentative method to obtain maximum probability estimates.
The component l' has been also identified as an original frequentative suffix (cf.
Neither sublime in the model of a mountain, nor exactly beautiful like a flower, the wintry patterns of starlight, ice, and rushing water which surround her are the torchbearers for a frequentative perceptual state, built of phenomena which constantly renew themselves.
Hearing loss was presented in four patients, one of them due to frequentative auditory tube infection, the other three without definitive cause.
The root of both the Spanish "conversacion" and the English "conversation" is the Latin conversatio, the "act of living with," a noun of action from past participle stem of conversari "to live with, keep company with," literally, "turn about with," from the Latin com "with" and vertare, frequentative of vertere.
But the biggest point of classical philology that sticks in my mind is the emphasis that Leopardi gives to his distinctions between "frequentative" and "continuative" verbs in Latin.
Similar frequentative experiments testing antileptospirosis serum (40 dogs and 12 head of cattle) also gave positive results.
Appendix 3: Morphological glossing conventions IDU 1st person dual IPL 1st person plural 3SG 3rd person singular ABL ablative CAUS causative CER certain CNT continuous action DS different subject EMPH emphatic ERG ergative FRQ frequentative HAB habitant of HITH hither INCH inchoative INCP inceptive INST instrumental INT interrogative (...) postulated morpheme # word boundary = enclitic boundary - polysyllabic suffix boundary (independent prosodic word) + monosyllabic suffix boundary (part of preceding prosodic word) .
With a pole in his hand Musayev guide people while crossing the road in an effort to lessen frequentative traffic accidents in town of Surahani.

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