Definition of possessively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pəˈzesɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈzesɪvli//
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  1. 1in a way that demands total attention or love; in a way that shows that you do not want somebody to be independent His arm was draped possessively over her shoulder.
  2. 2in a way that shows that somebody does not like to lend things or share things with other ‘That's mine!’ she said possessively.