des-

prefix

Definition of des-

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: de- sense 6 especially before vowels desoxy

DES

noun
\ ˌdē-(ˌ)ē-ˈes How to pronounce DES (audio) \

Definition of DES (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of des-

Noun

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for des-

Prefix

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

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“Des-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/des-. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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DES

noun
\ ˌdē-(ˌ)ē-ˈes How to pronounce DES (audio) \

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