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possessive /pəˈzɛsɪv/ adj
  1. of or relating to possession or ownership
  2. having or showing an excessive desire to possess, control, or dominate: a possessive mother
  3. another word for genitive
  4. denoting an inflected form of a noun or pronoun used to convey the idea of possession, association, etc, as my or Harry's
  1. the possessive case
  2. a word or speech element in the possessive case

posˈsessively adv posˈsessiveness n

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