1. 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.
Also -lent.

Origin of -ulent

From the Latin suffix -ulentus
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British Dictionary definitions for -ulent


suffix forming adjectives
  1. abundant or full offraudulent

Word Origin for -ulent

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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