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exasperation

ex·as·per·a·tion

exasperation

pronunciation:
ihg zae sp reI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: an act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated.
Word Parts
The word exasperation contains the following parts:
asper Latin root that means rough
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-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).