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DES

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noun \ˌdē-(ˌ)ē-ˈes\

Definition of DES




des-

prefix

Definition of des-

  1. :  de- 6 —especially before vowels <desoxy>



Origin of des-

French dés-, from Old French des- — more at de-


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DES

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noun \ˌdē-(ˌ)ē-ˈes\

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