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elative

  

      adj  
1    (in the grammar of Finnish and other languages) denoting a case of nouns expressing a relation of motion or direction, usually translated by the English prepositions out of or away from  
   Compare       illative       3  
      n  
2   
a    the elative case  
b    an elative word or speech element  
     (C19: from Latin elatus, past participle of efferre to carry out; see elate)  
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elate, emulative, Elat, elated

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