from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to action or actions. Grote.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or depicting action, especially physical action
  • adjective grammar, of a verb Depicting an action having an agent and a patient


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