-fuge

-fuge

a combining form occurring in compound words which have the general sense “something that repels or drives away” whatever is specified by the initial element: vermifuge.

Origin:
< French < Latin -fugus, derivative of fugāre to drive away

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-fuge
 
n combining form
indicating an agent or substance that expels or drives away: vermifuge
 
[from Latin fugāre to expel, put to flight]
 
-fugal
 
adj combining form

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-fuge
from Mod.L. -fugus, with sense from L. fugare "to put to flight," but form from L. fugere "to flee."
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-fuge suff.
One that expels or drives away: vermifuge.

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