- a suffix occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin, with the meaning “having in quantity, full of” that specified by the initial element: corpulent; fraudulent; opulent; purulent.
Origin of -ulent
From the Latin suffix -ulentus
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- abundant or full offraudulent
from Latin -ulentus
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Word Origin and History for -ulent
word-forming element, from Latin adjective suffix -ulentus "full of."
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