Definitions

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  • suffix of or pertaining to; adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
  • suffix Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.
  • suffix organic chemistry the IUPAC nomenclature used in organic chemistry to form names of aldehydes containing the -(CO)H group. It was extracted from the word "aldehyde".

Etymologies

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From Latin adjective suffix -ālis, or French, Middle French and Old French -el, -al.

Examples

  • So he dropped the -al from sensual and substituted -ous, writing, “The Soule … finding the ease she had from her visible, and sensuous colleague the body.”

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  • So he dropped the -al from sensual and substituted -ous, writing, “The Soule … finding the ease she had from her visible, and sensuous colleague the body.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

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  • La agresividad del sonido de sus guitarras y el estilo atrevido de esta banda nos llevan en un viaje hacia el pasado -al movimiento feminista punk que floreció en Olympia, Washington y en Washington, D.C. durante el comienzo de la década de los 90.

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