augmenting

[ verb awg-ment; noun awg-ment ]SEE DEFINITION OF augmenting
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUGMENTING

In fact, he found his anger receding rather than augmenting.

This thought instead of augmenting her distress seemed to soothe her.

Others, more reverent, suffer the agony of augmenting shines.

All this time her own little fortune could be augmenting, interest on interest.

Now the augmenting mists had shut off all the rest of the world.

Steam forms instantaneously, augmenting the effects of the explosion.

Comparison is in every case a sure method of augmenting our esteem of any thing.

Thus, the ratio is augmenting in Illinois, and decreasing in Missouri.

She no longer thought of augmenting Marie-Anne's sufferings by upbraiding her.

In obeying this noble precept we are not sacrificing, but augmenting our own happiness.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Old French augmenter "increase, enhance" (14c.), from Late Latin augmentare "to increase," from Latin augmentum "an increase," from augere "to increase, make big, enlarge, enrich," from PIE root *aug- "to increase" (cf. Sanskrit ojas- "strength;" Lithuanian augu "to grow," aukstas "high, of superior rank;" Greek auxo "increase," auxein "to increase;" Gothic aukan "to grow, increase;" Old English eacien "to increase"). Related: Augmented; augmenting. As a noun from early 15c.

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