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  • adj. Used only or chiefly in the preterite or past tenses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Used only or chiefly in the preterit or past tenses, as certain verbs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In grammar, expressing past time; also, limited to past tenses.

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