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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Expletive

EX'PLETIVE, adjective [Latin expleo, to fill.] Filling; added for supply or ornament.

EX'PLETIVE, noun In language, a word or syllable inserted to fill a vacancy, or for ornament. The Greek language abounds with expletives.