Augment 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. [1913 Webster]

But their spite still serves His glory to augment. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gram.) To add an augment to. [1913 Webster]

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  • augmented — augmented; un·augmented; …   English syllables

  • augmented — index inflated (enlarged) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • augmented — pp. adj. from AUGMENT (Cf. augment), c.1600. Musical sense is attested from 1825 …   Etymology dictionary

  • augmented — adjective added to or made greater in amount or number or strength his augmented renown a greatly augmented collection of books • Similar to: ↑increased …   Useful english dictionary

  • augmented — increased increased adj. 1. made greater in size or amount or degree. Opposite of {decreased}. [Narrower terms: {augmented ; {exaggerated, hyperbolic, inflated}; {exaggerated, magnified, enlarged ; {raised(prenominal), inflated ] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • augmented — adjective Date: 1825 of a musical interval made one half step greater than major or perfect < an augmented fifth > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • augmented — aug·ment·ed (ôg mĕnʹtĭd) adj. Music Larger by a semitone than the corresponding major or perfect interval. * * * …   Universalium

  • augmented — adjective a) increased in number, amount or strength. b) raised in pitch by a semitone. See Also: augmentation …   Wiktionary

  • augmented — adj. increased by semitone (Music); increased or made greater in quantity or number or strength aug·ment || ɔːg ment v. increase, enlarge, enhance; multiply …   English contemporary dictionary

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