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e·mol·u·ment  audio  (-mly-mnt) KEY 

NOUN:
Payment for an office or employment; compensation.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Latin molumentum, gain, originally a miller's fee for grinding grain, from molere, to grind out : -, ex-, ex- + molere, to grind; see mel- in Indo-European roots


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