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 History of this Word

"racked" history is uncertain

Notes

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

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-racked" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates showing or feeling pain or emotion. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-racked illustration But she wasn't the only one that was pain-racked.
-racked illustration He achieved "instant prominence" for the anguish-racked songs.