Definition of dis- in English:

dis-

prefix

  • 1Expressing negation: disadvantage disbelieve
  • 2Denoting reversal or absence of an action or state: diseconomy disaffirm
  • 3Denoting removal of something: disbud
  • 3.1Denoting separation: discarnate
  • 3.2Denoting expulsion: disbar
  • 4Expressing completeness or intensification of an unpleasant or unattractive action: disgruntled

Origin

from Latin, sometimes via Old French des-.

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