Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

se-

Apart; without.

[Latin se, sed.]

This prefix is not a living one in English, but occurs in a variety of words imported from Latin, most of them verbs, as in separate (parare, prepare), secede (cedere, go), seclude (claudere, to shut), segregate (grex, flock), secrete (cernere, to sift), select (legere, choose), seduce (ducere, to lead). In secure (cura, care), the prefix has the sense ‘without’.

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