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discard

dis·card

discard

 
pronunciation:
dihs kard
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part of speech: verb
inflections: discarded, discarding, discards
definition: to throw out or away; cast off.
We discarded some old clothing.
synonyms:
chuck, dispose of
antonyms:
adopt, keep
similar words:
banish, eliminate, jettison, junk, reject, scrap, shed
derivation: discardable (adj.)
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The word discard contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-