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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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