Definitions

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  • A suffix denoting that which does a thing; an act or process; the result of an act or process; state or condition

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  • suffix Used to form nouns from verbs, the nouns having the sense of "the action or result of what is denoted by the verb".

Etymologies

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From Late Latin -amentum, from -mentum via Old French -ment.

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