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augment


aug·ment  (ôg-mnt)
v. aug·ment·ed, aug·ment·ing, aug·ments
v.tr.
1. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity: Continuing rains augmented the floodwaters.
2. Linguistics To add an augment to.
v.intr.
To become augmented. See Synonyms at increase.
n. (ôgmnt)
Linguistics The prefixation of a vowel accompanying a past tense, especially of Greek and Sanskrit verbs.

[Middle English augmenten, from Old French augmenter, from Late Latin augmentre, from Latin augmentum, an increase, from augre, to increase; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

aug·menta·ble adj.
aug·menter n.


augment  /gmnt/  v. [T] to increase, add to: We augmented the advertising budget in order to increase sales. -n. [U] augmentation /gmnten/; -adj. augmentative /gmnttv/. augment

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