Meaning of desiderative
Pronunciation: (di-sid'ur-u-tiv, -u-rā"tiv), [key]
- having or expressing desire.
- (of a verb derived from another verb) expressing desire to perform the action denoted by the underlying verb, as Sanskrit pi-pati&sdotu;-ati “he wishes to fly” from pát-ati, “he flies.”
- a desiderative verb.