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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.
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Origin of -ulent
From the Latin suffix -ulentus
Words nearby -ulent
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British Dictionary definitions for -ulent
suffix forming adjectives
abundant or full offraudulent
Word Origin for -ulent
from Latin -ulentus
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