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 History of this Word

"under" spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, "under" is a word added to another word to make a new word

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"under-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

under- illustration There were also undercover police.
under- illustration School breakfast improves verbal fluency in undernourished children.