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Meaning of AUGMENT

Pronunciation:  [n]'ogment, [v]og'ment, og'ment

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  enlarge or increase; "The recent speech of the PLO chairman augmented tensions in the Near East"
  2. [v]  grow or intensify; "The pressure augmented"

AUGMENT is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: grow, increase



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Aug*ment"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Augmented}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Augmenting}.] [L. augmentare, fr. augmentum an
    increase, fr. augere to increase; perh. akin to Gr. ?, ?, E.
    wax, v., and eke, v.: cf. F. augmenter.]
    1. To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to
       swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by
       re["e]forcements; rain augments a stream; impatience
       augments an evil.
             But their spite still serves His glory to augment.
    2. (Gram.) To add an augment to.
  2. \Aug*ment"\, v. i.
    To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a
    stream augments by rain.
  3. \Aug"ment\, n. [L. augmentum: cf. F. augment.]
    1. Enlargement by addition; increase.
    2. (Gram.) A vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of the initial
       vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs.
    Note: In Greek, the syllabic augment is a prefixed ?, forming
          an intial syllable; the temporal augment is an increase
          of the quantity (time) of an initial vowel, as by
          changing ? to ?.
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