ex-

1

a prefix meaning “out of,” “from,” and hence “utterly,” “thoroughly,” and sometimes meaning “not” or “without” or indicating a former title, status, etc.; freely used as an English formative: exstipulate; exterritorial; ex-president (former president); ex-member; ex-wife.
Also e-1, ef-.

Origin of ex-

1
< Latin, combining form of ex, ē (preposition) out (of), from, beyond

Definition for ex- (2 of 3)

ex-

2

variant of exo-.

Definition for ex- (3 of 3)

ex-

3

a prefix identical in meaning with ex- 1, occurring before vowels in words of Greek origin: exarch; exegesis.
Also ec-.

Origin of ex-

3
< Gk combining form of ex, ek, out (of), from, beyond; see ec-, ex-1
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British Dictionary definitions for ex- (1 of 2)

ex-

1

prefix

out of; outside of; fromexclosure; exurbia
formerex-wife

Word Origin for ex-

from Latin, from ex (prep), identical in meaning and origin with Greek ex, ek; see ec-

British Dictionary definitions for ex- (2 of 2)

ex-

2

combining form

a variant of exo- exergonic
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Medicine definitions for ex-

ex-


pref.

Outside; out of; away from:excementosis.
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