-atic


a suffix used in forming adjectives from verbs and nouns: aquatic, enzymatic.

Nearby words

  1. -ast,
  2. -aster,
  3. -ata,
  4. -ate,
  5. -athon,
  6. -ation,
  7. -ative,
  8. -ator,
  9. -atory,
  10. -bacter

Origin of -atic

< Latin -āticus. See -ate1,-ic

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British Dictionary definitions for -atic

-atic

suffix forming adjectives

of the nature of the thing specifiedproblematic

Word Origin for -atic

from French -atique, from Greek -atikos

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