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ex-

(also e-)

Definition of ex- in English:

prefix

5Forming verbs which denote inducement of a state: exasperate
6Forming nouns which denote a former state: ex-husband ex-convict

Origin

from Latin ex 'out of'.

Usage

Ex- is also found assimilated as ef- before f.

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