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  • (adj.) opposite a vein

    (adj.) - vs. intravenous

    September 26, 2008

  • Could this also be an adjective meaning "of or relating to that which contravenes"?

    September 26, 2008

  • I suspect that would be a slightly more useful lexeme. So yes.

    September 26, 2008

  • Forming an adjective by adding -ous to a verb is unusual. I can't think of an example. (Anyone?) Flirtatious is close, but comes from flirt via flirtation. On that model, I'd expect contravene > contravention > contraventious.

    September 27, 2008

  • Blasphemous, torturous, obvious (from obviate)...

    October 22, 2008