meaning of augmentative

augmentative meaning in General Dictionary

A word which expresses with augmented force the theory and/or properties associated with the term from which it is derived as dullard one extremely dull Opposed to diminutive

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  • getting the quality or energy of augmenting revealing enhancement
  • increasing or having the capacity to boost especially in size or amount or level
  • intensifying by enhancement and enhancement
  • getting the quality or power of augmenting; expressing augmentation.
  • a word which expresses with augmented power the theory or perhaps the properties of term that it is derived; as, dullard, one extremely dull. Opposed to diminutive.

augmentative meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1500, from Middle French augmentatif (14c.), from Latin augmentat-, stem of augmentare (see augment).


augmentative meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Having the quality or power of augmenting; expressing enlargement.

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  • (n.) A word which conveys with enhanced force the theory and/or properties for the term from which it's derived; as, dullard, one very lifeless. Against diminutive.

Sentence Examples with the word augmentative

Copila, girl, vocative plur, copilelor), except when a diminutive or augmentative suffix is added; the accent then shifts to the suffix.

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