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amplĭfĭcātĭo , ōnis, f. amplifico,
I.a widening; hence,
I. An extending, enlarging, increasing (perh. only in Cic.): “pecuniae,Cic. Div. 2, 14, 33: “rei familiaris,id. Off. 1, 8, 25.—Trop.: “honoris et gloriae,Cic. Off. 2, 12, 42.—
II. In rhet. t. t., an exaggerated description of an object, an amplification, Auct. ad Her. 2, 30; Cic. Part. Or. 15; Quint. 2, 5, 9; 5, 10, 99; v. amplifico, II.
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