Meaning of -ASTER in English

-ASTER

-aster 1

a diminutive or pejorative suffix denoting something that imperfectly resembles or mimics the true thing: criticaster; poetaster, oleaster.

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-aster 2

Chiefly Biol. a combining form with the meaning "star," used in the formation of compound words: diaster.

[ astér STAR; cf. ASTRO- ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .