para·​syn·​the·​sis ˌper-ə-ˈsin(t)-thə-səs How to pronounce parasynthesis (audio)
: the formation of words by adding a derivative ending and prefixing a particle (as in denationalize)
parasynthetic adjective

Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parasynthesis was in 1862

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“Parasynthesis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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