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Language: Old French
Origin: Latin de- 'from, down, away' and Latin dis- 'apart'

de-

prefix
     
de-
1XX shows an opposite:
deindustrialization (=becoming less industrial)
2XX shows that something is removed:
Debone the fish (=remove its bones).
The king was dethroned (=removed from power).
3XX shows that something is reduced:
The government have devalued the currency.

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