[ par-uh-sin-thuh-sis ]
/ ˌpær əˈsɪn θə sɪs /
the formation of a word by the addition of a derivational suffix to a phrase or compound, as of greathearted, which is great heart plus -ed.
the formation of a word by the addition of both a prefix and a derivational suffix to a word or stem, as demoralize.
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OTHER WORDS FROM parasynthesispar·a·syn·thet·ic [par-uh-sin-thet-ik] /ˌpær ə sɪnˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby parasynthesis
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British Dictionary definitions for para-synthesis
/ (ˌpærəˈsɪnθɪsɪs) /
formation of words by means of compounding a phrase and adding an affix, as for example light-headed, which is light + head with the affix -ed
Derived forms of parasynthesisparasynthetic (ˌpærəsɪnˈθɛtɪk), adjective
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