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 History of this Word

"fuge" is from "fuga" (flight) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

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

More words with this suffix,
vermifuge
calcifuge
febrifuge
subterfuge

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-fuge" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates something that drives away. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-fuge illustration Each unit has an on/off switch allowing the user to stop the motion of the rotor before opening the centrifuge lid.
-fuge illustration The leaves are used in aromatic baths; also as insectifuge.