(Greek: a suffix; pertaining to; of the nature of, like; in chemistry, it denotes a higher valence of the element than is expressed by -ous)

1. Promoting the secretion of tears.
2. Stimulating the production of tears.
1. Belonging to a digit (a finger or a toe).
2. A metrical foot consisting of one long and two short syllables, or of one stressed and two unstressed syllables; such as, tenderly.
1. Making someone divine or giving him/her the status of a god or goddess.
2. With a divine nature or the status of a god or goddess.
democratic (adjective), more democratic, most democratic
1. Of the nature of, or characterized by, democracy; advocating or upholding democracy.
2. Name of the political party originally called Anti-Federal and afterwards Democratic-Republican, initially favoring strict interpretation of the Constitution with regard to the powers of the general government and of individual States, and the least possible interference with local and individual liberty; in opposition to the party now (since 1854) called Republican (formerly called Federals and Whigs).
3. Pertaining to, or referring to, the Democratic party of the United States.
1. Relating to, or resembling, a demon; especially, in wickedness.
2. A reference to being intense, frantic, or wild; as if, driven or possessed by a demon.
demotic (adjective), more demotic, most demotic
1. Relating to or involving ordinary people.
2. Relating to a simplified form of hieroglyphics, the writing system used in ancient Egypt. Literally, "of the people".
Pertaining to or possessing a dendron.
1. Dendroid; tree-like structures or markings.
2. Branching like a tree; aborescent.
3. Relating to the dendrites of nerve cells.
Breaking or destroying trees; a destroyer of trees.
despotic (adjective), more despotic, most despotic
Autocratic; tyrannical; descriptive of a person who controls others with absolute power: A despotic person has the power to make decisions that others must accept and obey or they could lose their positions, or privileges, or benefits, or be thrown out of an organization.
Having absolute power and control.
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Arbitrary and tyrannical.
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diachronic (adjective), more diachronic, most diachronic
1. In medicine, relating to something systematically observed over time in the same subjects throughout as opposed to synchronic or cross-sectional: In his studies, John was involved in diachronic research regarding patients only where there was strict stability of all elements.
2. Pertaining to a linguistic study concerned with the historical development of a language: Since Jane was interested in languages, she decided to learn more about the diachronic features of German throughout time.
3. In archaeology, denoting actions or things which occur over time: In Sam's diachronic research, he classified the artifacts he had found in his region as they developed or changed throughout sequential periods of time.