alourdir

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

alourdir

  1. (transitive) To weigh down
  2. (reflexive) to pile up (of e.g. problems, to get worse)
    Le bilan pourrait s'alourdir alors que les secouristes continuent de chercher dans la zone sinistrée.
    The death toll could rise as the rescue personnel continue to search the disaster zone.

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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