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Used to form adjectives from nouns: ammoniac.
[New Latin -acus, from Greek -akos.]
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AC or A.C.
1. air conditioning.
2. Also, ac, a.c., alternating current.
3. before Christ.
[< Latin ante Christum]
var. of ad- before c and qu: accede; acquire.
var. of -ic after Greek noun stems ending in i: cardiac; maniac.
[< Latin -acus < Greek -akos]
2. account current.
3. air conditioning.
(in prescriptions) before meals.
[< Latin ante cibum]
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