from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Action or process: completion.
  • suffix Result of an action or process: indention.
  • suffix State or condition: dehydration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix an action or process, or the result of an action or process
  • suffix a state or condition

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A noun suffix denoting act, process, result of an act or a process, thing acted upon, state, or condition


Middle English, from Old French, from Latin -iō, -iōn-, n. suff.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin suffix -iō (genitive -iōnis), appended to a perfect passive participle to form a noun of action. (Wiktionary)


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