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exit

ex·it

exit

 
 
pronunciation:
eIg ziht [or] ek siht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a way out.
She left the theater through the rear exit.
 
antonyms:
entrance, entry
similar words:
door, gate, way
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: exited, exiting, exits
definition: to go out; leave.
He exited through the back door.
synonyms:
depart, go, leave
antonyms:
arrive
similar words:
withdraw
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The word exit contains the following parts:
ex- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away from
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The prefix ex- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as exit and expel . It has multiple forms, as the 'x' sound in ex- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms e-, ef-, and es-. ex- is also used in the formation of English words such as "ex-partner," where it means "formerly having the status of."
synonyms:
extr-, extra-, exter-
 
it, itiner Latin root that means journey, road
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