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aug•ment•a•tive



Pronunciation: (ôg-men'tu-tiv), [key]
adj.
1. serving to augment.
2. Gram.pertaining to or productive of a form denoting increased size or intensity. In Spanish the augmentative suffix -ón is added to a word (as silla “chair”) to indicate increased size, as in sillón “armchair.”

n.
Gram.an augmentative element or formation.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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