Definition of deverbal in English:

deverbal

Line breaks: de|ver¦bal
Pronunciation: /diːˈvəːb(ə)l
 
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adjective

(Of a noun or adjective) derived from a verb.
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  • Many of these deverbal nouns (of both English and French origin) have stuck with us, and we don't bat an eye at them (turn, slide, ride, bite,…).
  • In a recent Washington Monthly article on Niall Ferguson, Benjamin Wallace-Wells cited a deverbal noun that was new to me.
  • Such coinages arose on the basis of a separate suffixal model of deverbal nominalization quite rarely.

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A deverbal noun or adjective.
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  • We explain the types of TLCS and also show the procedure of assigning TLCSs to deverbals.
  • Thomas has finished with deverbals and is now working with denominals.
  • The section devoted to the ium suffix is divided into three sub-sections: uncompounded deverbals in ium, preverb-compounded deverbals in ium and synthetics compounds in ium (primordium).

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