-ous

-ous SUFFIX forming adjectives: 1) characterized by: mountainous. 2) Chemistry denoting an element in a lower valency: sulphurous. Compare with -IC(Cf. ↑-ic).
ORIGIN Latin -osus.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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