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  • . . . the suffix -le has a force that is called frequentative, which is defined in AHD as "expressing or designating repeated action." (To me frequentative is not as good a term for this as something with an l in it would be—lingerative, maybe, or prolongative.)

    --Roy Blount Jr., 2008, Alphabet Juice, p. 171

    January 3, 2009