Main definitions of ex- in English

: ex-1ex-2

ex-1

(also e-)

prefix

  • 1Out.

    ‘exclude’
    ‘excite’
  • 2Upward.

    ‘extol’
  • 3Thoroughly.

    ‘excruciate’
  • 4Denoting removal or release.

    ‘excommunicate’
    ‘exculpate’
  • 5Forming verbs which denote inducement of a state.

    ‘exasperate’
  • 6Forming nouns which denote a former state.

    ‘ex-husband’
    ‘ex-convict’
    one-time, erstwhile, sometime, late, as was
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Usage

Ex- is also found assimilated as ef- before f

Origin

From Latin ex ‘out of’.

Pronunciation

ex-

/ɛks/

Main definitions of ex- in English

: ex-1ex-2

ex-2

prefix

  • Out.

    ‘exodus’
    ‘exorcism’

Origin

From Greek ex ‘out of’.

Pronunciation

ex-

/ɛks/