All Words > Abditive

illustration Abditive



Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 18th century


Capable of hiding or concealing.

Examples of Abditive in a sentence

"The babysitter found the toddler under the abditive tablecloth during the game of hide-and-seek."

"The decorative screen serves an abditive function to block off the messy parts of our living room."

About Abditive

“Abditive” is based on the Latin “abditīvus,” meaning “separated from,” which is based on “abdō,” meaning “hide.”

Did you Know?

There’s a growing trend in home renovation — abditive spaces, or hidden nooks and concealed features. An example might be a dog “room” underneath a staircase, or a pantry hidden behind a secret wall panel. Other abditive spaces are less sneaky, and more subtle — a large blackboard, artwork, or mirror at the end of a hall might obscure a functional door into a room or closet.

illustration Abditive

Recent Words

What's the word?