augmentatively

augmentative

[awg-men-tuh-tiv]
adjective
1.
serving to augment.
2.
Grammar. 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.”
noun
3.
Grammar. an augmentative element or formation.

Origin:
1495–1505; augment + -ative; replacing augmentatif < Middle French

augmentatively, adverb
nonaugmentative, adjective, noun
unaugmentative, adjective
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augmentative (ɔːɡˈmɛntətɪv)
 
adj
1.  tending or able to augment
2.  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
 
n
3.  grammar an augmentative word or affix
 
aug'mentatively
 
adv

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augmentative
c.1500, from Fr. augmentatif (14c.), from L. augmentatus, pp. of augmentare (see augment).
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