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liopleurodon commented on the word contravenous
Blasphemous, torturous, obvious (from obviate)...
October 22, 2008
mollusque commented on the word contravenous
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
recombinantdna commented on the word contravenous
I suspect that would be a slightly more useful lexeme. So yes.
September 26, 2008
Could this also be an adjective meaning "of or relating to that which contravenes"?
(adj.) opposite a vein
(adj.) - vs. intravenous
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