|—prefix forming verbs and verbal derivatives|
|1.||removal of or from something specified: deforest; dethrone|
|2.||reversal of something: decode; decompose; desegregate|
|3.||departure from: decamp|
|[from Latin, from dē (prep) from, away from, out of, etc. In compound words of Latin origin, de- also means away, away from (decease); down (degrade); reversal (detect); removal (defoliate); and is used intensively (devote) and pejoratively (detest)]|
Do or make the opposite of; reverse: decomposition.
Remove or remove from: deoxygenation.
Reduce; degrade: decholesterolization.