Definition for AUG-MENT'

AUG-MENT', v.t. [Fr. augmenter; L. augmento, augmentum, from augeo, auxi, to increase; Gr. αυξω, αεξω, which seems to be the Eng. to wax, or to eke; Sax. eacan.]

  1. To increase; to enlarge in size or extent; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army, by reënforcement; rain augments a stream.
  2. To increase or swell the degree, amount, or magnitude; as, impatience augments an evil.

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