engreaten

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Etymology[edit]

Great + en- -en, intensifying verbal circumfix.[1]

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engreaten (third-person singular simple present engreatens, present participle engreatening, simple past and past participle engreatened)

  1. (obsolete) Make great; aggravate (an offence); compare greaten.

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  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary (2007) states that engreaten was formed by the simultaneous prefixing of en- and suffixing of -en, which, by definition, constitutes circumfixation.