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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.
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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
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(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.
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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
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[ɔːgˈmentətɪv] ADJaumentativo
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[ɔːgˈmɛntətɪv] adj (frm) → accrescitivo/a
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