de- definition

  • prefix:
    • Do or result in the opposite of; reverse: decriminalize.
    • eliminate or pull from: delouse; deoxygenate.
    • from: deplane; defenestration.
    • Reduce; degrade: declass.
    • Derived from: deverbative.
    • Meaning reversal, undoing or the removal of.
    • Intensifying.
    • definition from, off.
  • others:
    • A prefix from Latin de down, from, away; as with debark, decline, decease, deduct, decamp. In terms from French it is equal to Latin dis- apart, away; or often to de. Cf. dis-. Its negative and other in derange, deform, destroy, etc. Its intensive in deprave, despoil, declare, desolate, etc.

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