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 History of this Word

"aero" is from "aer" (air) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

Other words with this prefix,
aeronautic
aerobic

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"aero-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "air" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

aero- illustration It wasn't until the military introduced an aerosol can for dispensing insecticide, that people fully realized the potential of the device.
aero- illustration Use a core aerator to pull out plugs of soil and let in air, water and fertilizer.