parasynthesis

noun
para·​syn·​the·​sis | \ ˌper-ə-ˈsin(t)-thə-səs How to pronounce parasynthesis (audio) , ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of parasynthesis

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

Other Words from parasynthesis

parasynthetic \ ˌper-​ə-​sin-​ˈthe-​tik How to pronounce parasynthesis (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of parasynthesis

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parasynthesis

New Latin

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“Parasynthesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parasynthesis. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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