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de-

Syllabification: de-

Definition of de- in English:

prefix

1(Forming verbs and their derivatives) down; away: descend deduct
1.1Completely: denude derelict
3Denoting formation from: deverbal

Origin

from Latin de 'off, from'; sense 2 via Old French des- from Latin dis-.

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