Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • As an ending of participles or participial adjectives it is equivalent to -ed
  • As the ending of a verb, it means to make, to cause, to act, etc.
  • As a noun suffix, it marks the agent. It also sometimes marks the office or dignity.
  • In chemistry it is used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end -ic (excepting binary or halogen acids); It is also used in the case of certain basic salts.

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  • suffix in adjectives having the specified thing
  • suffix in adjectives characterized by the specified thing
  • suffix in adjectives resembling the specified thing
  • suffix in nouns a thing characterised by the specified thing
  • suffix in nouns a rank or office
  • suffix chemistry, in nouns a derivative of a specified element or compound; especially a salt or ester of an acid whose name ends in -ic
  • suffix in verbs to act in the specified manner

Etymologies

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From the Latin perfect passive participle suffixes of first conjugation verbs -ātus, -āta, and -ātum.

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