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-ed
-ed "-ed" The termination of the past participle of regular, or weak, verbs; also, of analogous participial adjectives from nouns; as, pigmented; talented.
-ee
-ee "-ee" [Formed on the F. p. p. ending -['e], masc.] A suffix used, chiefly in law terms, in a passive signification, to indicate the direct or indirect object of an action, or More…
-emia
Anoxaemia "An`ox*[ae]"mi*a", -emia "-e"mi*a", n. [NL.; Gr. ? priv. + oxygen + Gr. ? blood.] (Med.) An abnormal condition due to deficient a["e]ration of the blood, More…
-en
-en "-en" 1. A suffix from AS. -an, formerly used to form the plural of many nouns, as in ashen, eyen, oxen, all obs. except oxen. In some cases, such as children and More…
-ence
-ence "-ence" [F. -ence, L. -entia.] A noun suffix signifying action, state, or quality; also, that which relates to the action or state; as in emergence, diffidence, diligence, More…
-ency
-ency "-en*cy" [L. -entia.] A noun suffix having much the same meaning as -ence, but more commonly signifying the quality or state; as, emergency, efficiency. See .
-ent
-ent "-ent" [F. -ent, L. -ens, -entis.] An adjective suffix signifying action or being; as, corrodent, excellent, emergent, continent, quiescent. See .
-er
-er "-er" . 1. [AS. -ere; akin to L. -arius.] The termination of many English words, denoting the agent; - applied either to men or things; as in hater, farmer, heater, More…
-escent
-escent "-es"cent" [From the ending -escens, -entis, of the p. pr. of inchoative verbs in Latin.] A suffix signifying beginning, beginning to be; as, adolescent, More…
-esprits
Bel-esprit "Bel"-es*prit"", n.; pl. . [F., fine wit.] A fine genius, or man of wit. ``A man of letters and a bel esprit.'' -W. Irving.
-esque
-esque "-esque" [F., fr. It. -isco. Cf. .] A suffix of certain words from the French, Italian, and Spanish. It denotes manner or style; like; as, arabesque, after the manner of More…
-ess
-ess "-ess" [OF. -esse, LL. -issa, Gr. ?.] A suffix used to form feminine nouns; as, actress, deaconess, songstress.
-est
-est "-est" [AS. -ost, -est; akin to G. -est, -ist, Icel. -astr, -str, Goth. -ists, -?sts, Skr. -ish?ha.] A suffix used to form the superlative of adjectives and adverbs; as, More…
-et
-et "-et" [F. -et, masc., -ette, fem. Cf. .] A noun suffix with a diminutive force; as in baronet, pocket, facet, floweret, latchet.
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