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augmentative

adjective aug·men·ta·tive \ ȯg-ˈmen-tə-tiv \

Definition of augmentative

1 : able to augment
2 grammar : indicating large size and sometimes awkwardness or unattractiveness used of words and affixes — compare diminutive

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First Known Use of augmentative

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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augmentative

noun

Definition of augmentative

grammar
: an augmentative word or affix

First Known Use of augmentative

1616

in the meaning defined above

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