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Origin of ad-
< Latin ad, ad- (preposition and prefix) to, toward, at, about; cognate with at1
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British Dictionary definitions for ad-
to; towardsadsorb; adverb
near; next toadrenal
Word Origin for ad-
from Latin: to, towards. As a prefix in words of Latin origin, ad- became ac-, af-, ag-, al-, an-, acq-, ar-, as-, and at- before c, f, g, l, n, q, r, s, and t, and became a- before gn, sc, sp, st
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Medicine definitions for ad-
Toward; to. Before c, f, g, k, l, p, q, s, and t, ad- is usually assimilated to ac-, af-, ag-, ac-, al-, ap-, ac-, as-, and at-, respectively:adductor, acclimation, agglutinant.
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