Variant of augment
- to make greater, as in size, quantity, or strength; enlarge
- to add an augment to
Origin: ME augmenten < OFr augmenter < LL augmentare < augmentum, an increase < L augere, to increase: see wax
- Obsolete an increase
- Gram. a prefixed vowel or a lengthening or diphthongization of the initial vowel to show past time in Greek and Sanskrit verbs
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