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-nasty

  1. a combining form with the meaning “nastic pressure,” of the kind or in the direction specified by the initial element: hyponasty.
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Origin of -nasty

< Greek nast(ós) pressed close (see nastic) + -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for -nasty

-nasty

n combining form
  1. indicating a nastic movement to a certain stimulusnyctinasty
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Derived Forms-nastic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -nasty

from Greek nastos pressed down, close-pressed
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