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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compound suffix of some adjectives of Latin origin, as aquatic, erratic, lymphatic, etc., some of which are also used as nouns, as fanatic, lunatic, etc. [See remark under -atic.]
  • n. A compound termination of adjectives taken from or formed after Greek, as grammatic, hepatic, pneumatic, some accompanying English nouns in -ma or -m, as dramatic, problematic, etc., or in -ate, as piratic, etc.

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