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(ād),USA pronunciation n.
a suffix found in nouns denoting action or process or a person or persons acting, appearing in loanwords from French and sometimes from Spanish (cannonade;
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renegade), but also attached to native stems:blockade;escapade;masquerade.
a noun suffix indicating a drink made of a particular fruit, normally a citrus:lemonade.
a collective suffix like -ad 1:decade.
- Latin -ātus -ate1
- Spanish -ado
- Latin -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1; or
- Provencal, Spanish, or Upper Italian -ada
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-ade suffix forming nouns
Etymology: from French, from Latin -āta made of, feminine past participle of verbs ending in -āre
- a sweetened drink made of various fruits: lemonade, limeade
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