Definition of ob- in English:

ob-

prefix

1Denoting exposure or openness: obverse
1.1Expressing meeting or facing: occasion
2Denoting opposition, hostility, or resistance: opponent
2.1Denoting hindrance, blocking, or concealment: obviate
3Denoting finality or completeness: obsolete
4(In modern technical words) in a direction or manner contrary to the usual; inversely: obconical

Origin

from Latin ob 'towards, against, in the way of'.

Usage

Ob- occurs mainly in words of Latin origin; it is also found assimilated in the following forms: oc- before c; of- before f; op- before p.

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