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completive Syllabification: com·ple·tive
Pronunciation: /kəmˈplēdiv/

Definition of completive in English:


A word or morpheme that adds a sense of completeness to a word or phrase (e.g., up in the phrase break up).
Example sentences
  • Particles are added, usually as completives and intensives, to two and three-syllable verbs of Latin origin: contract out, divide off/up, level off, measure off/out, select out, separate off/out.
  • Google has 29,900,000 pages in which ‘completed’ occurs, and only one example of ‘completed it up’ in the completive sense, from a knitting site.
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