a combining form occurring in compound words which have the general sense “something that repels or drives away” whatever is specified by the initial element: vermifuge.
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Origin of -fuge
<French <Latin -fugus, derivative of fugāre to drive away
Words nearby -fuge
, Fugitive Slave Act
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How to use -fuge in a sentence
Cum autem illuc peruenisset, timore eius consternata pars aduersa cessit, fuge presidio se saluando.
Another mode was, if any two were egged on to try their strength, the one gave the other what was called fuge.
This being done, he was requested to follow up this procedure by giving his antagonist fuge, or a blow.
In the Kunst der Fuge Bach has shown with the utmost clearness how in his opinion the various types of fugue may be classified.
British Dictionary definitions for -fuge
n combining form
indicating an agent or substance that expels or drives awayvermifuge
Derived forms of -fuge-fugal, adj combining form
Word Origin for -fuge
from Latin fugāre to expel, put to flight
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Medical definitions for -fuge
One that expels or drives away:vermifuge.
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