1. Suffix.  (context, Now) Used to form the present participle of verbs, equivalent to (term, -ing) .
  2. Suffix.  (rare, or) A suffix of Anglo-Saxon origin forming adjectives from verbs analogous to (term, -ing) .
  3. Suffix.  (no longer productive) A noun suffix, usually denoting agency, similar to (term, -er) .
  4. Suffix.  A suffix forming nouns denoting patients or recipients of actions, such as compiland..

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