"aphesis" Definition

  1. n. The loss of a short unaccented vowel at the beginning of a word; -- the result of a phonetic process; as, squire for esquire.

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Position in dictionary: 5284 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "aphesis": 1
Words that end with "aphesis": 1
Words that contain "aphesis": 1
Next words in dictionary: aphetic, aphetism, aphetize, aphid, aphides, aphidian, aphidivorous, aphidophagous, aphilanthropy, aphis
Previous words in dictionary: apheresis, aphemia, apheliotropism, apheliotropic, aphelion, aphelia, aphasy, aphasic, aphasia, aphanitic

English Dictionary Definition of aphesis

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