from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Latin termination, the original of -ate, -ate, -ade, -ee, etc., the suffix of perfect participles of the Latin first conjugation, and of adjectives similarly formed. It occurs frequently in New Latin specific names in botany, zoölogy, etc.
  • A termination of Latin nouns, many of which have been adopted unaltered in English, as apparatus, afflatus, flatus, etc.


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