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beginning with letter P
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pale- Tweet Definition of pale- Like Definition of pale- on Facebook
prefix
  1. variant of "paleo-" used before vowels.
Pan- Tweet Definition of Pan- Like Definition of Pan- on Facebook
prefix
  1. A combining form meaning "all", used in the formation of compound words, particularly those that identify collections of all places in a region, cultures within a group, or religions.
pathic Tweet Definition of pathic Like Definition of pathic on Facebook
noun
  1. The passive male partner in anal intercourse.
    • 1959: William Burroughs, Naked Lunch
    • : And enough of these gooey saints with a look of dismay as if they getting fucked up the ass and try not to pay any mind.
    • 1975: Robertson Davies, World of Wonders
    • : But in those days I was Paul Dempster, who had been made to forget it and take a name from the side of a barn, and be the of a perverted drug-taker.
    • 1976: Robert Nye, Falstaff
    • : Clermont (known to his friends as Cordelia) was a nancy, a , a male varlet, a masculine whore.
penta- Tweet Definition of penta- Like Definition of penta- on Facebook
prefixor before a vowel pent-
  1. five
per- Tweet Definition of per- Like Definition of per- on Facebook
prefix (infl, en, prefix, cat=prefixes)
  1. In verbs: denoting the sense "through", as in perforate.
  2. In verbs: denoting the sense "thoroughly", as in perfect.
  3. In verbs: denoting the sense "to destruction", as in pervert.
  4. In adjectives and adverbs: denoting the sense "extremely", as in perfervid.
  5. (chemistry) Forming nouns and adjectives denoting the maximum proportion of one element in a compound, as in peroxide.Or A prefix added to the name of an element in a polyatomic ion denote the number of that element(usually four).
peri- Tweet Definition of peri- Like Definition of peri- on Facebook
prefix
  1. around or surrounding:
perimeter
  1. near:
perinatal
peta- Tweet Definition of peta- Like Definition of peta- on Facebook
prefix
  1. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 1015. Symbol: P
phil- Tweet Definition of phil- Like Definition of phil- on Facebook
prefix
  1. lover, dear, friend
phlebo- Tweet Definition of phlebo- Like Definition of phlebo- on Facebook
prefix
  1. Relating to veins
phono- Tweet Definition of phono- Like Definition of phono- on Facebook
prefix (infl, en, prefix, cat=prefixes)
  1. Relating to sound
phonograph
phosph- Tweet Definition of phosph- Like Definition of phosph- on Facebook
prefix
  1. (chemistry) A form of phospho- used before a vowel.
phyto- Tweet Definition of phyto- Like Definition of phyto- on Facebook
prefix
  1. Pertaining to or derived from plants.
pleuro- Tweet Definition of pleuro- Like Definition of pleuro- on Facebook
prefix
  1. to the side; lateral
  1. (medicine) of the pleura
poly- Tweet Definition of poly- Like Definition of poly- on Facebook
prefix (infl, en, prefix, cat=prefixes)
  1. many
  2. polimer
post- Tweet Definition of post- Like Definition of post- on Facebook
prefix (infl, en, prefix, cat=prefixes)
  1. after, later
  2. behind
pre- Tweet Definition of pre- Like Definition of pre- on Facebook
prefix (infl, en, prefix, cat=prefixes)
  1. Before; used to form words meaning "in front of (in space)".
  2. Before; used to form words meaning or "before (in time)".
preter- Tweet Definition of preter- Like Definition of preter- on Facebook
prefix
  1. beyond
proto- Tweet Definition of proto- Like Definition of proto- on Facebook
prefix (infl, en, prefix, cat=prefixes)
  1. Used to make words in which it has the meaning "first".
  2. (linguistics) Used to form the name of the hypothetical ancestor of a family of languages.
Proto-Indo-European is the ancestor of the Indo-European languages.
pseud- Tweet Definition of pseud- Like Definition of pseud- on Facebook
prefix
  1. Shortened form of pseudo-, used before a noun.
pseudo- Tweet Definition of pseudo- Like Definition of pseudo- on Facebook
prefix
  1. false, not genuine, fake
pseudonym
  1. pretentious, pretending to be something more impressive than the actuality.
pseudo-scientific garbage
psych- Tweet Definition of psych- Like Definition of psych- on Facebook
prefix
  1. a variant of psycho-
psycho- Tweet Definition of psycho- Like Definition of psycho- on Facebook
prefix (sometimes psych- before a vowel)
  1. mind.
  2. brain.
ptero- Tweet Definition of ptero- Like Definition of ptero- on Facebook
prefix
  1. pertaining to wing or feather

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