Definition of mal- in English:


combining form

1In an unpleasant degree: malodorous
2In a faulty or inadequate manner: malfunction malnourishment
2.1In an improper manner: malpractice
3Not: maladroit


from French mal, from Latin male 'badly'.

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Pronunciation: ˈdɪŋkəm
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