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adit

ad·it

adit

pronunciation:
ae diht
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part of speech: noun
definition: an entrance or means of access, esp. a more or less horizontal passageway that leads into a mine.
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The word adit contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
it, itiner Latin root that means journey, road
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