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What is the meaning of the prefix ob?

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Answered 2008-05-05 02:23:05

In some words it means towards or object is to throw towards obverse is to turn towards obsequious is to follow towards

The prefix ob- means on or near, before, toward or against, as in offer; with a negative connotation as in occlude; opposite to or in front of as in obstetric; on account of; in a different direction, downward as in omit; away from as in obliterate; and it indicates intensified action as in obdurate.

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