de-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dē-, from the preposition (of”, “from).

Pronunciation[edit]

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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

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Translations[edit]

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


Dutch[edit]

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de-

  1. de-



Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dē-, from (of”, “from).

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de-

  1. Denoting:
    1. removal
      de- + ‎nuclearizzare (to nuclearize) → ‎denuclearizzare (to denuclearize)
    2. movement downwards; lowering
      de- + ‎grado (grade”, “level) → ‎degradare (to gradually diminish in height)
    3. privation; a-
      de- + ‎trarre (to draw, extract) → ‎detrarre (to subtract)
    4. negation; un-
      de- + ‎crescita (growth) → ‎decrescita (degrowth)
    5. intensifying
      de- + ‎limitare (to contain, restrict) → ‎delimitare (to delimit)
  2. (chemistry) Denoting subtraction of one or more atoms, radicals or molecules:
    1. de- + ‎carbossilazione (carboxylation) → ‎decarbossilazione (decarboxylation)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (of”, “from).

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dē-

  1. de-

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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de-

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

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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de-

  1. same as de- in English

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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de-

  1. de-

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin dis-.

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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[edit]

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de-

  1. (cardinal) one