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egress

e·gress

egress

 
 
pronunciation:
i gres
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act, instance, method, or place of exit or emergence.
People were trapped in the building because their egress was blocked by fallen debris.
synonyms:
departure, exit
antonyms:
access, entrance, entry, ingress
similar words:
aperture, debouchment, discharge, door, emanation, escape, gate, issue, mouth, outlet, vent, withdrawal
definition 2: the right to exit.
antonyms:
access, entrance, entry, ingress
derivation: egression (n.)
Word Parts
The word egress contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
gress Latin root that means to walk, go