Definition of frequentative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//frɪˈkwentətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//frɪˈkwentətɪv//
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(of verbs) expressing an action that is done repeatedly or a lot ‘Chatter’ is originally a frequentative form of ‘chat’. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French fréquentatif, -ive or Latin frequentativus, from frequens, frequent- ‘crowded, frequent’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: frequentative