embrighten

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

em- +‎ bright +‎ -en[1]

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

embrighten (third-person singular simple present embrightens, present participle embrightening, simple past and past participle embrightened)

  1. (rare, chiefly literary) Brighten; vivify.

ReferencesEdit

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