Definition of Revertive

1. a. Reverting, or tending to revert; returning.



Definition of Revertive

1. Adjective. Reverting, or tending to revert; returning. ¹

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Definition of Revertive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Revertive

reversos
revert
revert war
revertability
revertable
revertant
revertants
reverted
revertee
revertees
revertent
reverter
reverters
revertible
reverting
revertive (current term)
reverts
revery
reves
revest
revested
revestiaries
revestiary
revesting
revestries
revestry
revests
revesture
revet
revetement

Literary usage of Revertive

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1. Grammar of the Temne Language by Christian Frederick Schlenker (1864)
"revertive and Relative Conjugation. § 131. The charact. suff. is -ia. It denotes that the action, expressed by the radical form, is reversed for, in behalf, ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"revertive, (re-ver'-tiv) «. Changing; To REVEST, (re-vest') va To clothe again; to reinvest ; to vest again in a possession or office. ..."

3. The Complete Poetical Works of James Thomson by James Thomson, James Logie Robertson (1908)
"The tide revertive, unattracted, leaves A yellow waste of idle sands behind. Then, breaking hence, he took his ardent flight Through the blue infinite ..."

4. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... heaving on the broken rocks, And the full river turning: till again The tide revertive, unattracted, leaves A yellow waste of idle sands behind. ..."

5. Transactions of the Academy of Science of Saint Louis by Academy of Science of St. Louis (1895)
"It must never be lost sight of that all evolutionary transformations, be they progressive or revertive in nature, are extremely gradual, and that we should ..."

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