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 for adjective
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adjective \Ad"jec*tive\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjectived; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Adjectiving.]
     To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective.
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           Language has as much occasion to adjective the distinct
           signification of the verb, and to adjective also the
           mood, as it has to adjective time. It has . . .
           adjectived all three.                    --Tooke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adjective \Ad"jec*tive\ ([a^]d"j[e^]k*t[i^]v), a. [See
     Adjective, n.]
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     1. Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of
        an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.
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     2. Not standing by itself; dependent.
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     Adjective color, a color which requires to be fixed by some
        mordant or base to give it permanency.
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     3. Relating to procedure. "The whole English law, substantive
        and adjective." --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adjective \Ad"jec*tive\, n. [L. adjectivum (sc. nomen), neut. of
     adjectivus that is added, fr. adjicere: cf. F. adjectif. See
     1. (Gram.) A word used with a noun, or substantive, to
        express a quality of the thing named, or something
        attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify
        or describe a thing, as distinct from something else.
        Thus, in phrase, "a wise ruler," wise is the adjective,
        expressing a property of ruler.
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     2. A dependent; an accessory. --Fuller.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to or functioning as an adjective;
             "adjectival syntax"; "an adjective clause" [syn:
             adjectival, adjective]
      2: relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the
         principles of law; "adjective law" [syn: adjective,
         procedural] [ant: essential, substantive]
      n 1: a word that expresses an attribute of something
      2: the word class that qualifies nouns

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "adjective":
     adjectival, adverb, adverbial, adversative conjunction,
     attributive, conjunction, conjunctive adverb,
     coordinating conjunction, copulative, copulative conjunction,
     correlative conjunction, disjunctive, disjunctive conjunction,
     exclamatory noun, form class, form word, function class, gerundive,
     interjection, part of speech, participle, particle,
     past participle, perfect participle, preposition,
     present participle, subordinating conjunction, verbal adjective

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