Aug*ment"a*tive (?), a. [Cf. F. augmentatif.]

Having the quality or power of augmenting; expressing augmentation.

-- Aug*ment"a*tive*ly, adv.


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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.



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