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disposal

dis·pos·al

disposal

 
 
pronunciation:
dih spo zl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a giving away or a getting rid of something.
Safe disposal of chemicals is important for the environment.
similar words:
discarding, distribution, dumping, removal, settlement, transfer
definition 2: the power to control or direct someone or something.
We are at your disposal if you need us to do anything.
synonyms:
command, control
similar words:
direction, management, power
definition 3: a device for grinding garbage so that it goes down the drain.
Word Parts
The word disposal contains the following parts:
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-
 
-al1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or result of
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The suffix -al1 attaches to verbs, primarily verbs from Latin or from Latin via French, to form nouns. The base verb always has primary stress on its final syllable.