Etymology
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intransitive (adj.)

1610s, from Late Latin intransitivus "not transitive, not passing over" (to another person), Priscian's term, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + Latin transitivus "that may pass over," from transire "to pass over" (see transitive). The noun meaning "an intransitive verb" is attested from 1824.

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Definitions of intransitive
1
intransitive (n.)
a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object;
Synonyms: intransitive verb / intransitive verb form
2
intransitive (adj.)
designating a verb that does not require or cannot take a direct object;
From wordnet.princeton.edu