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A sweetened beverage of: limeade.

[Middle English, from Old French, ultimately from Latin -āta, feminine of -ātus, -ate; see -ate1.]


suffix forming nouns
a sweetened drink made of various fruits: lemonade; limeade.
[from French, from Latin -āta made of, feminine past participle of verbs ending in -āre]



George, 1866–1944, U.S. humorist.


1. a suffix found in nouns denoting an action or process or the person or persons acting, appearing in loanwords from Romance languages (cannonade; fusillade; renegade), and occasionally productive in English (blockade).
2. a noun suffix indicating a drink made of a particular fruit, normally a citrus: lemonade.
[< French < Occitan, Sp, or Upper Italian -ada < Latin -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1; or < Sp -ado < Latin -ātus -ate1]


a collective suffix like -ad1: decade.
[< French < Greek; see -ad1]