prefix = AB-.
Etymology: var. of L ab- used before c, q, t

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var. of ab-: absent; abscond.

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prefix. the form of ab-1 (Cf.ab-) before c and t, as in abscond, abstain.
1. absent.
2. a) absolute. b) absolutely.
3. abstract.
ABS (no periods),
1. acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (a heavy-duty plastic).
2. alkyl benzene sulfonate (the basis of most hard detergents). The molecules of ABS cannot be broken down completely in sewage treatment systems.

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prefix variant spelling of ab- before c, q, and t (as in abscond, abstain)

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abs- prefix
repr. L. abs- the form of ab- off, away, from, used before c- q- and t-, as in abs-cessus, abs-condere, abs-tractus, abs-tinens. In words that survived into OFr. reduced to as-, as as-traire, as-tenir; subseq. refashioned after L. as abs-traire, abs-tenir. In words taken directly from L. into later Fr. and Eng. abs- from the first.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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