Definition of mal- in English:

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mal-

Pronunciation:

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1In an unpleasant degree: malodorous
2In a faulty manner: malfunction
2.1In an improper manner: malpractice
2.2In an inadequate manner: malnourishment

Origin

From French mal, from Latin male 'badly'.

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Syllabification: mal-

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