What does the word augmented mean in paragraph 5?

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To augment means to make something greater by adding to it. The opposite word would be diminish, and both words are used close together in paragraph 5 of "The Japanese Quince."

As the story begins, Mr. Nilson has been overcome by a strange feeling. As well as experiencing a peculiar sweetish sensation in the back of his throat, he also has a feeling of emptiness just underneath his...

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