parasynthesis

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Parasynthesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parasynthesis. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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