Blindness is a 'privative', to be blind is to be in a state of privation, but is not a 'privative'.
It is a negative principle, and negative in the sense of privative.
Name from - privative and , foliage, alluding to the naked stalks.
Ex, Latin prefix; privative in place of "e" when next letter is a vowel.
He contended that cold was probably only privative, and not a positive ...