des-

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prefix

: de- sense 6
especially before vowels
desoxy

Word History

Etymology

Prefix

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

First Known Use

Noun

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of des- was in 1970

Dictionary Entries Near des-

Cite this Entry

“Des-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/des-. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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