from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- As an ending of participles or participial adjectives it is equivalent to -
- As the ending of a verb, it means
to make, to cause, to act, etc.
- As a noun suffix, it marks the agent. It also sometimes marks the office or dignity.
- In chemistry it is used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end
-ic(excepting binary or halogen acids); It is also used in the case of certain basic salts.
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- suffix in adjectives having the specified thing
- suffix in adjectives characterized by the specified thing
- suffix in adjectives resembling the specified thing
- suffix in nouns a thing characterised by the specified thing
- suffix in nouns a
- suffix chemistry, in nouns a
derivativeof a specified elementor compound; especially a saltor esterof an acidwhose name ends in -ic
- suffix in verbs to
actin the specified manner
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From the Latin perfect passive participle suffixes of first conjugation verbs -ātus, -āta, and -ātum.
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