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Definition of "copulative" []

  • Grammar Serving to connect coordinate words or clauses: a copulative conjunction. (adjective)
  • Grammar Serving as a copula: a copulative verb. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to copulation. (adjective)
  • Grammar A copulative word or group of words. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "copulative" in a sentence
  • "Some suggestive verbs became known as copulative; nouns and pronouns might be epicene; constructions might be pregnant."
  • "Trachimday is the only time all year when the tiny village of Trachimbrod can be seen from space, when enough copulative voltage is generated to sex the"
  • "He has the hook-singing prowess of Nate Dogg, a Southern drawl perfect for slowly cruising the strip with the top down and a talent for drawing humor from pharmacological, scatological and copulative raps."