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  • n. The form of a transitive verb in which its subject receives the action.
  • n. Any construction that obscures the agent of an action, or the agency of said agent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.
  • n. See under Passive, a.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb

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