parasynthesis

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

Definition of parasynthesis

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

parasynthetic

play \ˌper-ə-sin-ˈthe-tik, ˌpa-rə-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of parasynthesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1862


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to cast off or become cast off

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