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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]
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|Noun||1.||ade - a sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice|
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
lemonade - sweetened beverage of diluted lemon juice
limeade - sweetened beverage of lime juice and water
orangeade - sweetened beverage of diluted orange juice
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