"ab-" Definition

  1. A prefix in many words of Latin origin. It signifies from, away , separating, or departure, as in abduct, abstract, abscond. See A-(6).

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Position in dictionary: 178 of 111710 words.
Word Type: ,
Words that start with "ab-": 1
Words that end with "ab-": 1
Words that contain "ab-": 4
Next words in dictionary: abaca, abaci, abacinate, abacination, abaciscus
Previous words in dictionary: ab, aaronical, aaronic, aaron's rod, aard-wolf

English Dictionary Definition of ab-

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