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parasynthesis

[par-uh-sin-thuh-sis] /ˌpær əˈsɪn θə sɪs/
noun, Grammar
1.
the formation of a word by the addition of a derivational suffix to a phrase or compound, as of greathearted, which is great heart plus -ed.
2.
the formation of a word by the addition of both a prefix and a derivational suffix to a word or stem, as demoralize.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; para-1 + synthesis
Related forms
parasynthetic
[par-uh-sin-thet-ik] /ˌpær ə sɪnˈθɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for para syntheses

parasynthesis

/ˌpærəˈsɪnθɪsɪs/
noun
1.
formation of words by means of compounding a phrase and adding an affix, as for example light-headed, which is light + head with the affix -ed
Derived Forms
parasynthetic (ˌpærəsɪnˈθɛtɪk) adjective
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