Definition of ex- in English:

ex-1

(also e-)

prefix

  • 1Out: exclude excite
  • 2Upward: extol
  • 3Thoroughly: excruciate
  • 4Denoting removal or release: excommunicate exculpate
  • 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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