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



BrE BrE//ɪnˈtrænsətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtrænsətɪv//
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(of verbs) used without a direct object opposite transitive The verb ‘die’ as in ‘He died suddenly’, is intransitive. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from late Latin intransitivus ‘not passing over’, from in- ‘not’ + transitivus (from transit- ‘gone across’, from transire ‘go across’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: intransitive