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a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “work” (dramaturgy): on this model, used in the formation of compound words (metallurgy).
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Origin of -urgy
<Greek -ourgia, akin to érgon to work
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British Dictionary definitions for -urgy
n combining form
indicating technology concerned with a specified materialmetallurgy
Word Origin for -urgy
from Greek -urgia, from ergon work
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