Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to augmentative: Bbfc


1. Having the ability or tendency to augment.
2. Grammar Indicating great size, intensity, or power, as the prefix super- does in supermarket.
n. Grammar
An augmentative word or affix.


1. tending or able to augment
2. (Grammar) grammar
a. denoting an affix that may be added to a word to convey the meaning large or great; for example, the suffix -ote in Spanish, where hombre means man and hombrote big man
b. denoting a word formed by the addition of an augmentative affix
(Grammar) grammar an augmentative word or affix
Compare (for senses 2, 3): diminutive
augˈmentatively adv


(ɔgˈmɛn tə tɪv)

1. serving to augment.
2. Gram. pertaining to or productive of a form denoting increased size or intensity, as the Spanish suffix -ón in sillón “armchair,” from silla “chair.”
3. an augmentative element or formation.
aug•men′ta•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.augmentative - increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree; "`up' is an augmentative word in `hurry up'"
increasing - becoming greater or larger; "increasing prices"
2.augmentative - intensifying by augmentation and enhancement
intensifying - increasing in strength or intensity


[ɔːgˈmentətɪv] ADJaumentativo


[ɔːgˈmɛntətɪv] adj (frm) → accrescitivo/a
References in classic literature ?
Mazarini may now be carried to the augmentative Maigre, thin as Lazarus.
8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Augmentative Communication Program (ACP) at Boston Children's Hospital has received a $1.
Tenders are invited for Assessment Evaluation Augmentative Communication Evaluation and Training
1km) from the Commons - to open a conference on alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).
Free Speech is an Android application (app) that serves as an Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) program for individuals who have difficulty speaking.
LAMP Words For Life(TM) is a full English vocabulary augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) language app that combines the power of the PRC Unity language system with Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP(TM)) principles and strategies.
It describes the roles and responsibilities of the job, professional conduct, cultural and linguistic diversity issues, and health and safety issues, and skills development related to lesson plans and goals, note writing, augmentative and alternative communication, the use of play and literacy in therapy, speech sound remediation, and autism spectrum disorders.
Augmentative and alternative communication devices- which employ symbols, gestures, pictures and speech output- have been used for decades by people who have difficulty speaking.
New research by national charity Communication Matters found that 316,000 people in the UK are benefiting or may benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) support.
Recently, compensatory strategies including augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) have been implemented with this population (Beukelman, Fager, Ball & Dietz, 2007; Henry, 2010; McKelvey, Hux, Dietz & Beukelman, 2010).
Continuing education unit (CEU) credits for the webinars are provided by the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Institute, which is authorized to do so by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a means of enhancing communicative ability that offers exciting, new possibilities.

Full browser ?