parasynthesis

play
noun para·syn·the·sis \ˌpa-rə-ˈsin(t)-thə-səs\

Definition of parasynthesis

  1. :  the formation of words by adding a derivative ending and prefixing a particle (as in denationalize)

parasynthetic

play \-sin-ˈthe-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of parasynthesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1862


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up parasynthesis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!