per- definition

  • prefix:
    • Thoroughly; completely; extremely: perfervid.
    • Containing a component with its highest oxidation state: perchloric acid.
    • Containing a large or even the biggest possible percentage of a component: peroxide.
    • Containing the peroxy group: peracid.
    • Slang really: percool, as with "That top is percool, guy!”
    • In verbs: denoting the good sense "through", such as perforate.
    • In verbs: denoting the sense "thoroughly", as with perfect.
    • In verbs: denoting the sense "to destruction", as in pervert.
    • In adjectives and adverbs: denoting the good sense "extremely", as in perfervid.
    • Forming nouns and adjectives denoting the utmost percentage of 1 take into account a compound, like in peroxide.
    • included with the name of a feature in a polyatomic ion denote the sheer number of that factor (usually four).
    • Denoting the sense "by" or "per", such as perchance or simply.
  • others:
    • A prefix familiar with signify through, throughout, by, for, or as an extensive as possibly, by hap or possibility; perennial, that lasts throughout the year; perforce, through or by force; perfoliate, perforate; perspicuous, obvious throughout or very obvious; perplex, virtually, to entangle very much.
    • Originally, denoting your factor into the title which its prefixed in the respective substances exercised its highest valence; now, just that factor has actually a greater valence compared to other comparable compounds; therefore, barium peroxide could be the highest oxide of barium; while nitrogen and manganese peroxides, so-called, aren't the greatest oxides of the elements.

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