dis- definition

  • prefix:
    • perhaps not: dissimilar.
    • Absence of: disinterest.
    • contrary of: disfavor.
    • Undo; do the opposite of: disarrange.
    • Deprive of: disfranchise.
    • Remove: disbud.
    • without: disintoxicate.
    • applied as an intensive: disannul.
    • reversal or removal
    • apart
    • applied as an intensifier of terms with unfavorable valence.
    • perhaps not: dissimilar.
    • maybe not: dissimilar.
    • lack of: disinterest.
    • lack of: disinterest.
    • contrary of: disfavor.
    • contrary of: disfavor.
    • Undo; do the reverse of: disarrange.
    • Undo; do the reverse of: disarrange.
    • Deprive of: disfranchise.
    • Deprive of: disfranchise.
    • eliminate: disbud.
    • Remove: disbud.
    • without: disintoxicate.
    • applied as an intensive: disannul.
    • reversal or treatment
    • aside
    • Used as an intensifier of terms with bad valence.
    • clear of: disintoxicate.
    • Used as a rigorous: disannul.
    • reversal or reduction
    • aside
    • made use of as an intensifier of terms with negative valence.
  • others:
    • A prefix from the Latin, whence F. dés, or sometimes dé-, dis-. The Latin dis-appears as di-before b, d, g, l, m, n, r, v, becomes dif-before f, and either dis-or di- before j. It is from the same root as bis twice, and duo, E. two. See two, and cf. bi-, di-, dia-. Dis- denotes separation, a parting from, as in distribute, disconnect; hence it often has the force of a privative and negative, as in disarm, disoblige, disagree. Also intensive, as in dissever.
    • A prefix from Gr. di`s- two times. See Di-.
    • A prefix through the Latin, whence F. dés, or sometimes dé-, dis-. The Latin dis-appears as di-before b, d, g, l, m, n, r, v, becomes dif-before f, and either dis-or di- before j. It really is through the exact same root as bis two times, and duo, E. two. See two, and cf. bi-, di-, dia-. Dis- denotes split, a parting from, such as circulate, disconnect; for this reason it frequently has the power of a privative and unfavorable, as in disarm, disoblige, disagree. Also intensive, such as dissever.
    • A prefix from Gr. di`s- two times. See Di-.
    • A prefix through the Latin, whence F. dés, or often dé-, dis-. The Latin dis-appears as di-before b, d, g, l, m, n, roentgen, v, becomes dif-before f, and either dis-or di- before j. It's through the exact same root as bis twice, and duo, E. two. See two, and cf. bi-, di-, dia-. Dis- denotes split, a parting from, as in deliver, disconnect; hence it often has got the force of a privative and negative, as in disarm, disoblige, disagree. In addition intensive, like in dissever.
    • A prefix from Gr. di`s- twice. See Di-.

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