augmentation

noun
aug·​men·​ta·​tion | \ ˌȯg-mən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce augmentation (audio) , -ˌmen-\

Definition of augmentation

1a : the act or process of augmenting something
b : the state of being augmented
2 : something that augments : addition

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Examples of augmentation in a Sentence

augmentations to the benefits package over the years have resulted in a total of 12 paid holidays for employees

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Gender-affirming surgeries covered by Medicaid include 16 types of genital surgery, as well as breast augmentation or mastectomy, a surgery that removes the whole breast. USA TODAY, "Retired monkeys, freeze-dried blood, ‘Hidden Figures Way’: News from around our 50 states," 14 June 2019 And 2017 stats from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that nearly 47 percent of all breast augmentations, 55 percent of labiaplasties, and 20 percent of tummy tucks were had by this subset of patients. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "Life in Plastic: A Complete Guide to the "Mommy Makeover"," 16 July 2018 Set in Night City, California, Cyberpunk 2077 is an open world sandbox where players fight against evil mega-corporations using body augmentation. Time, "Missed the E3 News? Here Are the Games and Consoles We're Most Excited About," 11 June 2019 Though normally this level will not include surgical capabilities, certain operations may require their augmentation with the capabilities to perform emergency surgery and essential post-operative management. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Navy Wants a New 'Ambulance Ship' to Treat War Wounded," 26 Mar. 2019 Plastic surgery is becoming more and more commonplace, and everything from injectables to more traditional procedures (like breast augmentations and face-lifts) are on the table. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "YouTuber Karissa Pukas Says She Removed Her Breast Implants After Years of Painful Side Effects," 4 Aug. 2018 There were also increases in buttock and breast augmentations that use fat grafting. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "These Are the Most Popular Plastic Surgeries Right Now," 2 Mar. 2017 Restylane® Silk is for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral wrinkles in patients over the age of 21. Vogue, "Celebrity Manicurist Deborah Lippmann on Beauty, Aging, and the Product That Changed her Relationship With her Hands," 1 Apr. 2019 In 2017, the top five procedures that require traditional surgery were breast augmentation (up 3% from 2016), liposuction (up 5%), nose reshaping (down 2%) eyelid surgery (no change), and tummy tuck (up 2%). Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "These Are the Most Popular Plastic Surgeries in the U.S.," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of augmentation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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augmentation

noun
aug·​men·​ta·​tion | \ ˌȯg-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen- How to pronounce augmentation (audio) \

Medical Definition of augmentation

1 : the act, action, or process of augmenting
2 : something that augments

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