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diminutive (di-MIN-yuh-tiv) adjective
1. Extremely small in size; tiny.
2. Of or being a suffix that indicates smallness, youth, familiarity, affection, or contempt, as -let in booklet, -kin in lambkin, or -et in nymphet.
1. A diminutive suffix, word, or name.
2. A very small person or thing.
[Middle English diminutif, from Old French, from Latin diminutivus, from diminutus, present participle of diminuere.]
"It strained the limits of turn-of-the-century credulity to suggest that
tiny bacteria, themselves invisible except to die microscope, were at the
mercy of even more diminutive microbes."
Why isn't diminutive really diminutive?
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