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Definition of de- prefix from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    de-

     prefix
    prefix
    NAmE//di//
     
    , NAmE////
     
     
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  1. 1(in verbs and related nouns, adjectives, and adverbs)
  2. 2the opposite of decentralization
  3. 3removing something to defrost the refrigerator (= remove layers of ice from it)