to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase: His salary is augmented by a small inheritance.
The first contains about twenty-five gallons of water, to which I add a few drops of sulphuric acid, so as to augment its capacity as a conductor of electricity, and then I decompose it by means of a powerful Buntzen battery.
The vast white headless phantom floats further and further from the ship, and every rod that it so floats, what seem square roods of sharks and cubic roods of fowls, augment the murderous din.
This is called, using the conquered foe to augment one's own strength.
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