ex-

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See also: ex, Ex, ex., and -ex

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English from words borrowed from Middle French; from Latin ex ‎(out of, from), from Proto-Indo-European *eǵ-, *eǵs- ‎(out), *eǵʰs. Cognate with Ancient Greek ἐξ ‎(eks, out of, from), Transalpine Gaulish ex- ‎(out), Old Irish ess- ‎(out), Old Church Slavonic изу ‎(izu, out), Russian из ‎(iz, from, out of).

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ex-

  1. out of
    extract, expel, except, expression, exclusion
  2. outside
    exterior, ex-directory
  3. former, but still living (almost always used with a hyphen)
    ex-husband, ex-president , ex-wife
  4. (biology) Lacking.
    excaudate, exstipulate

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  • Sometimes the x in ex- is elided before certain constants, being reduced to e- (as, e.g., in ejaculate).

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Spanish[edit]

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From Latin ex.

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ex-

  1. ex- (former)

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Swedish[edit]

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ex-

  1. ex-, former, past

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