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possessive

  

      adj  
1    of or relating to possession or ownership  
2    having or showing an excessive desire to possess, control, or dominate  
a possessive mother     
3      (Grammar)  
a       another word for       genitive       1  
b    denoting an inflected form of a noun or pronoun used to convey the idea of possession, association, etc., as my or Harry's  
      n  
4      (Grammar)  
a    the possessive case  
b    a word or speech element in the possessive case  
  possessively      adv  
  possessiveness      n  
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possessive

  
  
acquisitive, controlling, covetous, dominating, domineering, grasping, jealous, overprotective, selfish  

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