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Definition of intransitive
- (of a verb or a sense or use of a verb) not taking a direct object, e.g., look in look at the sky. The opposite of transitive.
Pronunciation: /-ˌtransiˈtivitē, -zi-/
early 17th century: from late Latin intransitivus 'not passing over', from in- 'not' + transitivus (see transitive)