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augmentative


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Augmentative  \Aug*ment"a*tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  augmentatif.] 
  Having  the  quality  or  power  of  augmenting;  expressing 
  augmentation.  --  {Aug*ment"a*tive*ly},  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Augmentative  \Aug*ment"a*tive\,  n.  (Gram.) 
  A  word  which  expresses  with  augmented  force  the  idea  or  the 
  properties  of  the  term  from  which  it  is  derived;  as  dullard, 
  one  very  dull.  Opposed  to  {diminutive}.  --Gibbs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  augmentative 
  adj  1:  increasing  or  having  the  power  to  increase  especially  in 
  size  or  amount  or  degree;  "muscle-building  exercises" 
  [syn:  {augmenting},  {building}] 
  2:  intensifying  by  augmentation  and  enhancement  [syn:  {enhancive}] 




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