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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fu·gi·tive /ˈfjuʤətɪv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fu·gi·tive /ˈfjuʤətɪv/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fu·gi·tive a.
 1. Fleeing from pursuit, danger, restraint, etc., escaping, from service, duty etc.; as, a fugitive solder; a fugitive slave; a fugitive debtor.
    The fugitive Parthians follow.   --Shak.
    Can a fugitive daughter enjoy herself while her parents are in tear?   --Richardson
    A libellous pamphlet of a fugitive physician.   --Sir H. Wotton.
 2. Not fixed; not durable; liable to disappear or fall away; volatile; uncertain; evanescent; liable to fade; -- applied to material and immaterial things; as, fugitive colors; a fugitive idea.
    The me more tender and fugitive parts, the leaves . . . of vegatables.   --Woodward.
 Fugitive compositions, Such as are short and occasional, and so published that they quickly escape notice.
 Syn: -- Fleeting; unstable; wandering; uncertain; volatile; fugacious; fleeing; evanescent.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fu·gi·tive n.
 1. One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice.
 2. Something hard to be caught or detained.
    Or Catch that airy fugitive called wit.   --Harte.
 Fugitive from justice Law, one who, having committed a crime in one jurisdiction, flees or escapes into another to avoid punishment.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : lasting for a markedly brief time; "a fleeting glance";
            "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of
            things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse" [syn:
             fleeting, momentaneous, momentary]
      n 1: someone who flees from an uncongenial situation; "fugitives
           from the sweatshops" [syn: runaway]
      2: someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to
         elude justice [syn: fugitive from justice]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Gen. 4:12, 14, a rover or wanderer (Heb. n'a); Judg. 12:4, a
    refugee, one who has escaped (Heb. palit); 2 Kings 25:11, a
    deserter, one who has fallen away to the enemy (Heb. nophel);
    Ezek. 17:21, one who has broken away in flight (Heb. mibrah);
    Isa. 15:5; 43:14, a breaker away, a fugitive (Heb. beriah), one
    who flees away.