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1. The act or process of augmenting.
2. The condition of being augmented.
3. Something that augments.
4. Music The presentation of a theme in notes of usually double time value.
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1. the act of augmenting or the state of being augmented
2. the amount by which something is increased
3. (Classical Music) music the presentation of a subject of a fugue, in which the note values are uniformly increased. Compare diminution2
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(ˌɔg mɛnˈteɪ ʃən)

1. the act of augmenting or the state of being augmented.
2. that by which anything is augmented.
[1425–75; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin]
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beef up To strengthen, reinforce; to augment, increase. Prior to slaughter, cows, steer, and bulls raised for their meat are fattened in order to increase their body weight and thus the profits derived from their sale. An early figurative usage appeared in 1941 in A. O. Pollard’s Bombers over Reich:

When the Fortresses reach Britain from the United States certain alterations are made; the larger guns are … “beefed up” so as to give them a rate of fire of 900 rounds a minute.

blow the coals To increase, augment, or heighten; to exacerbate or aggravate. Like fan the fires or add fuel to the fire, the meaning and origin of this phrase are obvious, referring to the action of bellows on coals.

fatten the kitty To increase the stakes, usually in reference to gambling; to add money or chips to a common pot to be awarded to the winner. In many forms of gambling, particularly in card games such as poker, all the players bet by putting money into a pot or pool called a kitty.”To fatten the kitty” is to add more to it, to increase its size. According to several sources, however, kitty can also refer to a percentage of the pot set aside for some special purpose such as buying refreshments or paying the house share. Similar expressions include sweeten the kitty, and fatten or sweeten the pot.

gear up To accelerate or speed up; to increase or boost. Figurative use of gear up derives from the literal mechanical meaning ‘to go into a higher gear so that the driven part goes faster than the driving part’—in other words, to shift into a higher gear in order to go faster. This expression is frequently heard in economic contexts, as in “to gear up production.”

up the ante To raise the stakes, to increase the risk. In poker the ante is the sum that each player pays into the pot in advance; by extension, in other monetary contexts it refers to the share invested in a business venture. The variant raise the ante is usually limited to these more literal uses. Up the ante, however, frequently appears in a nonfinancial sense, with respect to the increased personal or emotional cost entailed by a given decision, relationship, or course of action.

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Enlargement, as in cosmetic surgery to enlarge a woman’s breasts.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.augmentation - the amount by which something increases
increase - a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
2.augmentation - the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original)
statement - (music) the presentation of a musical theme; "the initial statement of the sonata"
diminution - the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
3.augmentation - the act of augmenting
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
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2. Something tending to augment something else:
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aukning, vöxtur


[ˌɔːgmenˈteɪʃən] Naumento m
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nVermehrung f; (of income also)Vergrößerung f; (in numbers) → Zunahme f; (Mus) → Augmentation f; breast augmentationBrustvergrößerung f
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(oːgˈment) verb
to increase in amount or make bigger in size or number.
ˌaugmenˈtation noun
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n aumento; breast — aumento mamario or de senos
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As the malignancy risk after bladder augmentation is a proven fact, the need for a more cost-effective and useful surveillance tool is clear.
These three patients experienced persistence/recurrence of symptoms, such as incontinence, and high intravesical pressure under BoNTA therapy, and therefore had their management changed to bladder augmentation after 2, 6 or 11 BoNTA treatments, respectively.
For conditions such as spina bifida or spinal cord injury, or in instances where bladder augmentation procedures have been done, CIC is lifelong.
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Bladder augmentation was done with ileum in all patients.
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Options for UUI include botulinum toxin injections, neurosacral modulation and bladder augmentation (Nygaard, 2010; Wieder, 2010).
The patients who underwent bladder augmentation operation, who had no need for regular CIC and who had infection foci other than UTI were not included in the study.
Objective: Bladder augmentation with uroepithelium lined material yields an absence of mucus production, with reduced possibility of urinary infection and lithiasis.
The 14 chapters describe the etiology and epidemiology of urinary incontinence; selecting interventions for the diagnosed type; anatomy; standard retropubic operations, including the Burch and paravaginal repairs; bladder neck biologic pubovaginal slings and aspects of tissue harvest and selection; synthetic midurethral slings; voiding dysfunction and retention after procedures; the current status of bulking agents, especially techniques for implantation; surgical interventions for detrusor compliance abnormalities, especially sacral nerve stimulation, botulinum toxin therapy, and bladder augmentation; and the management of mixed incontinence and that associated with pelvic organ prolapse and how to avoid and manage complications related to procedures for stress incontinence.
This confirmed the promising outcome of bladder augmentation with xenogenic BAMG with and without cell seeding.
Ameer and the bone marrow stem and progenitor cells, I believe that we have developed a technique that can potentially be used in lieu of current bladder augmentation procedures.