-age suffix Definition in British English Dictionary
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-agesuffix

uk   us   /-ɪdʒ/

-age suffix (ACTION)

used to form nouns that refer to the action or result of something: blockage shrinkage wastage All breakages must be paid for.

-age suffix (STATE)

used to form nouns that refer to a state or condition: bondage marriage shortage

-age suffix (PLACE)

used to form nouns that are names of places: orphanage vicarage
Translations of “-age”
in Chinese (Traditional) 行為, (構成名詞,表示動作或結果)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行为, (构成名词,表示动作或结果)…
(Definition of -age suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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