Definition of per- in English:

per-

Syllabification: per-

prefix

1Through; all over: percuss perforation pervade
1.1Completely; very: perfect perturb
1.2To destruction; to ill effect: perdition pervert
2 Chemistry Having the maximum proportion of some element in combination: peroxide perchloric permanganate

Origin

from Latin (see per).

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