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English definition of “transitive”


adjective [not gradable]  /ˈtræn·sɪ·t̬ɪv, -zɪ·t̬ɪv/ us  
grammar (of a verb) having or needing an object: In the sentence "The car hit a tree," "hit" is a transitive verb and "tree" is the object.
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