Meaning of augmentative

aug•ment•a•tive

Pronunciation: (ôg-men'tu-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving to augment.
  2. pertaining to or productive of a form denoting increased size or intensity. In Spanish the augmentative suffix -ón is added to a word (as silla “chair”) to indicate increased size, as in sillón “armchair.”
—n.
  1. an augmentative element or formation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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