naufragous

adj.

"causing shipwreck," 1610s, from naufrage "shipwreck" (late 15c.), from Middle French naufrage, from Latin naufragium, from stems of navis "ship" (see naval) + frangere "to break" (see fraction) + -ous.


Nearby words

  1. naturist,
  2. naturopathy,
  3. nau,
  4. nauch,
  5. naucratis,
  6. naugahyde,
  7. naugatuck,
  8. naught,
  9. naughty,
  10. naughty nineties

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