DE

abbreviation

Definition of DE

  1. 1 defensive end

  2. 2 Delaware

  3. 3 diatomaceous earth

  4. 4 doctor of engineering

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de-

prefix

Definition of de-

  1. 1 a :  do the opposite of <deactivate> b :  reverse of <de-emphasis>

  2. 2 a :  remove (a specified thing) from <delouse> b :  remove from (a specified thing) <dethrone>

  3. 3 :  reduce <devalue>

  4. 4 :  something derived from (a specified thing) <decompound> :  derived from something (of a specified nature) <denominative>

  5. 5 :  get off of (a specified thing) <detrain>

  6. 6 :  having a molecule characterized by the removal of one or more atoms (of a specified element) <deoxy->

Origin and Etymology of de-

Middle English, from Anglo-French de-, des-, partly from Latin de- from, down, away (from de, preposition) and partly from Latin dis-; Latin de akin to Old Irish di from, Old English to — more at to, dis-



DE Defined for English Language Learners


de-

prefix

Definition of de- for English Language Learners

  • : do the opposite of

  • : remove (a specified thing) from something

  • : remove someone or something from something


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