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possessive

adjective uk   us   /pəˈzes.ɪv/

possessive adjective (PERSON)

If you are possessive about something that you own, you do not like lending it to other people or sharing it with other people: He's a bit possessive about his iPod - I wouldn't dare ask to borrow it.C2 Someone who is possessive in his or her feelings and behaviour towards or about another person wants to have all of that person's love and attention and will not share it with anyone else: a possessive mother Her boyfriend was getting too possessive so she finished with him.

possessive adjective (GRAMMAR)

B1 language In grammar, a possessive word, form, etc. shows who or what something belongs to: "Mine" and "yours"are possessive pronouns.
(Definition of possessive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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