polysynthetic

adjective

poly·​synthetic
variants or less commonly polysynthetical
¦⸗⸗+
: characterized by polysynthesism
polysynthetically
"+
adverb

Word History

Etymology

Late Greek polysynthetos much compounded (from Greek poly- much—from polys much, many—+ synthetos compounded, put together, from syntithenai to put together) + English -ic or -ical

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“Polysynthetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polysynthetic. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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