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dis-(word root) apart
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1. Not: dissimilar.
a. Absence of: disinterest.
b. Opposite of: disfavor.
3. Undo; do the opposite of: disarrange.
a. Deprive of: disfranchise.
b. Remove: disbud.
5. Free from: disintoxicate.
6. Used as an intensive: disannul.
[Middle English, from Old French des-, from Latin dis-, apart, asunder.]
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1. indicating reversal: disconnect; disembark.
2. indicating negation, lack, or deprivation: dissimilar; distrust; disgrace.
3. indicating removal or release: disembowel; disburden.
4. expressing intensive force: dissever.
[from Latin dis- apart; in some cases, via Old French des-. In compound words of Latin origin, dis- becomes dif- before f and di- before some consonants]
variant of di-1: dissyllable.
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v. dissed, dis•sing,
n. Slang. v.t.
1. to show disrespect for.
2. to belittle.n.
3. disparagement; criticism.
[1980–85, Amer.; from dis-1 extracted from such words as disrespect and disparage]
the ruler of the underworld in ancient Roman belief.
a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin with the meanings “apart, asunder” (disperse; dissociate; dissolve ); now frequent in French loanwords and English coinages having a privative, negative, or reversing force relative to the base noun, verb, or adjective: disability; disarm; disconnect; dishearten; dishonest; dislike; disobey.Compare di-2, dif-.
[< Latin (akin to bis, Greek dís twice); often replacing des- < Old French]
var. of di- 1 before s: dissyllable.
the Disney Channel (a cable television channel).
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