amortir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Vulgar Latin *admortīre, from Latin mortus. Compare English amortise, Italian ammortire, Romanian amorţi.

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Verb[edit]

amortir

  1. to cushion, absorb, soften (shock, blow etc.)
  2. to deaden, muffle (noise)
  3. (finance) to pay off, amortize; to redeem (a title)
  4. (architecture) to put an amortizement on

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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