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 History of this Word

"ment" is from "mentum" (action) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
emplacement
refreshment
bewilderment
pigment

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ment" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates action or process. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ment illustration Who wants to go back and work for the betterment of INDIA?
-ment illustration If you do not enjoy working on cars, the valve adjustment is a pain.