-ment

-ment [mənt, mint]
[OFr < L -mentum] suffix forming nouns
1. a result or product [revetment, hutment]
2. a means, agency, or instrument [escapement]
3. the act, art, or process of [impressment]
4. the state, condition, fact, or degree of being ____ed [enchantment]: Final y after a consonant becomes i before -ment [embodiment]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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