augmentor

augmenter

[awg-men-ter]
noun
1.
a person or thing that augments.
2.
Aviation, Rocketry. any auxiliary device, as an afterburner, for additional thrust from the exhaust of a jet or rocket engine.
Also, augmentor.


Origin:
1525–35; augment + -er1, -or2

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augment
 
vb
1.  to make or become greater in number, amount, strength, etc; increase
2.  (tr) music Compare diminish to increase (a major or perfect interval) by a semitone
3.  (tr) (in Greek and Sanskrit grammar) to prefix a vowel or diphthong to (a verb) to form a past tense
 
n
4.  (in Greek and Sanskrit grammar) a vowel or diphthong prefixed to a verb to form a past tense
 
[C15: from Late Latin augmentāre to increase, from augmentum growth, from Latin augēre to increase]
 
aug'mentable
 
adj
 
aug'mentor
 
n
 
aug'menter
 
n

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