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ex-(word root) out
Examples of words with the root ex-: ex-member
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1. Outside; out of; away from: exodontia.
2. Not; without: excaudate.
3. Former: ex-president.
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1. out of; outside of; from: exclosure; exurbia.
2. former: ex-wife.
[from Latin, from ex (prep), identical in meaning and origin with Greek ex, ek; see ec-]
a variant of exo-: exergonic.
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1. without; not including: ex dividend.
2. free of charges to the purchaser until removed from a specified place: ex warehouse.
[1835–45; < Latin. See ex-1]
the letter X, x.
Informal. a former spouse; ex-wife or ex-husband.
[1820–30; by shortening]
1. a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, meaning “out, out of, away, forth” (egregious; exclude; exhale; exit; export; extract), used also to signify that the action of a base verb has been carried to a conclusive point (effect; effete; erase; exaggerate; excite; exhaust), esp. in causative formations (evacuate; effeminate; exhilarate; expurgate) or privative formations, including adjectives (emasculate; enervate; exonerate; exsanguine). Also, before consonants other than c, f, p, q, s,and tin Latin words, e-, ef-.
2. a prefix meaning “former,” “formerly having been”: ex-member; ex-wife.
[< Latin, prefixal use of ex, ē (preposition) out (of), from, beyond; (definition 2) < Late Latin, as in exconsul, based on Latin ex in the sense “from being, having formerly held (an office)”]
var. of exo- before a vowel: exarch.
a prefix similar in meaning to ex-1, occurring orig. in loanwords from Greek: exegesis. Also, before a consonant, ec-.
[< Greek, prefixal use of ex, ek, out (of), from, beyond; compare ex-1]
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ex-[eks] PREFIX (= former) → ex
the ex-ambassador to Moscow → el ex embajador en Moscú
the ex-leader of → el antiguo jefe de
ex-minister → ex-ministro/a m/f
ex-president → ex-presidente/a m/f
see also ex-husband, ex-serviceman
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ex-[ɛks] pref (former, husband, president) → ex-
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
ex-pref ex; ex-husband ex marido, ex esposo; ex-wife ex esposa
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