a termination or ending, as the final line of a verse.
Grammar. a termination, ending, or suffix of a word.
Origin of desinence
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grammar an ending or termination, esp an inflectional ending of a word
Word Origin for desinence
C16: from French désinence, from Latin dēsinēns ending, from dēsinere to leave off, from de- + sinere to leave, permit
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