down-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English dūne- (down-), from dūne (down, downward). More at down.

Prefix[edit]

down-

  1. used to indicate decrease.
    Those bonds have been down-rated.
  2. used to indicate lower position or direction, literally or figuratively.
    The end of the ride was a long coast downhill.
  3. used to indicate de-emphasis.

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