Variant of defective
- having a defect or defects; imperfect; faulty
- Gram. lacking some of the usual forms of inflection: “ought” is a defective verb
- having a physical or mental defect; subnormal
Origin: ME & OFr defectif < LL defectivus
- ☆ a person with some physical or mental defect
- Gram. a defective word
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