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 History of this Word

"hydro" is from "hudor" (water) 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.

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grammar is modifier

"hydro-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

hydro- illustration Hydropower plants produce about 24 percent of the world's electricity.
hydro- illustration Downtime can be a real deterrent to modernizing your hydraulic elevator.