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suf·fix  audio  (sfks) KEY 

NOUN:
An affix added to the end of a word or stem, serving to form a new word or functioning as an inflectional ending, such as -ness in gentleness, -ing in walking, or -s in sits.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
suf·fixed, suf·fix·ing, suf·fix·es
To add as a suffix.

ETYMOLOGY:
New Latin suffxum, from Latin, neuter of suffxus past participle of suffgere, to fasten underneath, affix : sub-, sub- + fgere, to fix, fasten; see dhgw- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
suffix·al(Adjective), suffix·al·ly(Adverb), suffix·ation  (sfk-sshn) KEY  or suf·fixion  (s-fkshn) KEY (Noun)


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