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Related to privatively: privatize
1. Causing deprivation, lack, or loss.
2. Grammar Altering the meaning of a term from positive to negative.
A privative prefix or suffix, such as a-, non-, un-, or -less.
[Middle English privatif, from Latin prīvātīvus, from prīvātus, past participle of prīvāre, to deprive; see private.]
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