from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the ability or tendency to augment.
- adj. Grammar Indicating an increase in the size, force, or intensity of the meaning of an adjacent word, as up does in eat up.
- n. Grammar An augmentative word.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Growing, enlarging, increasing.
- n. Expressing large size, intensity, or seniority, e.g. Italian -issimo or -one
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the quality or power of augmenting; expressing augmentation.
- n. A word which expresses with augmented force the idea or the properties of the term from which it is derived. Opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the quality or power of augmenting.
- In grammar, expressing augmentation or increase in the force of the idea conveyed: applied both to words and to affixes which effect this.
- n. A word formed to express increased intensity of the idea conveyed by it, or an affix which serves this purpose.
- n. Also augmentive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree
- adj. intensifying by augmentation and enhancement
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