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



BrE BrE//səˈpliːtɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈpliːtɪv//
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used to describe a particular form of a verb when it is not related to the main form of the verb, for example ‘went’ as the past tense of ‘go’ Some of the verbs have suppletive forms for the past tense.