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suffix

suf·fix

suffix

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suh fihks
definition: in grammar, an affix that is added to the end of a word, such as "-ed" in "wanted" or "-ment" in "entertainment".
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: s fIks
inflections: suffixed, suffixes, suffixing
definition 1: in grammar, to add (an affix) to the end of a word.
definition 2: to attach to the end of something.
similar words:
tag
derivations: suffixal (adj.), suffixion (n.)
Word Parts
The word suffix contains the following parts:
suf- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix suf- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of sub- used before roots beginning with "f," such as "fus" and "fix." See sub-.
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fix Latin root that means fasten, attach