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Webster 1913 Edition


De-

De-

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A prefix from Latin de down, from, away; as in debark, decline, decease, deduct, decamp. In words from the French it is equivalent to Latin dis- apart, away; or sometimes to de. Cf.
Dis-
. It is negative and opposite in derange, deform, destroy, etc. It is intensive in deprave, despoil, declare, desolate, etc.

Definition 2022


de-

de-

See also: Appendix:Variations of "de"

English

Prefix

de-

  1. Meaning reversal, undoing or removing.
    decouple
    de-ice
  2. Intensifying.
    defraud
    decomplex
    denumerate
    depauperize
    deprostrate
    despecificate
  3. Meaning from, off.
    detrain
    desubstantival
    deverbal

Derived terms

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See also

Translations

NOTE: Words using the prefix de- do not necessarily use the prefixes given here when translated. See individual words for more accurate translations.


Dutch

Pronunciation

Prefix

de-

  1. de-
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Malay

Etymology

From English de-, from Latin (of, from).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /de/

Prefix

de-

  1. (obsolete) de- (reversal, undoing or removing)
    deaktifkan (deactivate)

Synonyms


Norwegian Bokmål

Prefix

de-

  1. same as de- in English

References

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Prefix

de-

  1. de-

References

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Old French

Etymology

Latin dis-.

Prefix

de-

  1. Alternative form of des-
  2. indicating that an action is done more strongly or more vigorously
    brisier (to break) →‎ debrisier (to break)

West Coast Bajau

Prefix

de-

  1. (cardinal) one