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-ous

suff.
  1. Possessing; full of; characterized by: joyous.
  2. Having a valence lower than that of a specified element in compounds or ions named with adjectives ending in -ic: ferrous.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French -ous, -eus, -eux, from Latin -sus, and -us, adj. suff


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