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PREFIXES. A-; all-to-; at-; be-; dis-

Dis- was sometimes used in the sense of un-, to mean "without," as “Discompanied,” Cy.'s Rev. iii. 3, for "unaccompanied," i.e. "without company."

“A little to disquantity your train.

“Dishabited,

== "Caused to migrate." “Dislived,” CHAPMAN, == "Deprived of life."

“Disnatured,

, for "Unnatural." “Disnoble,” HOLLAND; “Distemperate,” RALEIGH; for "ignoble" and "intemperate."

“Being full of supper and distempering draughts.

"Discovery" is often used for "uncovering," i.e. "unfold," whether literally or metaphorically. "So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery," Hamlet, ii. 2. 305, i.e. "render your disclosure needless by anticipation." So Rich. III. iv. 4. 240.

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