Definition of per- in English:


Syllabification: per-


  • 1Through; all over: percuss perforation pervade
  • 1.1Completely; very: perfect perturb
  • 1.2To destruction; to ill effect: perdition pervert
  • 2 Chemistry Having the maximum proportion of some element in combination: peroxide perchloric permanganate


from Latin (see per).

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