acquisitive[ə kwiz′ə tiv]
Origin: Late Latin acquisitivus ; from past participle of Classical Latin acquirere: see acquire
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- Characterized by a strong desire to gain and possess.
- Tending to acquire and retain ideas or information: an acquisitive mind.
- ac·quisˈi·tive·ly adverb
- ac·quisˈi·tive·ness noun
- ac·quisˈi·tor noun