de-

(Latin: from, away from, off; down; wholly, entirely, utterly, complete; reverse the action of, undo; the negation or reversal of the notion expressed in the primary or root word)

desiccation (s) (noun), desiccations (pl)
A process by which something becomes completely dry: The soil desiccation makes it much more difficult to raise crops.

The desiccation of so many farms has been causing severe financial losses for farmers.

design (verb), designs, designed; designing
designate (verb), designates; designated; designating
designation
designedly
desirable (adjective)
Worth having or doing.
desire (verb), desires; desired; desiring
1. To want something very strongly; to long for; to crave; to want.
2. To wish for and to request something.
3. A longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment: "She had a desire for fame."
4. An expressed wish; a request.
5. Etymology: from Old French desirer, which came from Latin desiderare, "to long for, to wish for"; the original sense possibly was "await what the stars will bring"; from the phrase de sidere, "from the stars"; from sidus, and sideris (the genitive form), "heavenly body, star, constellation".
desist (verb), desists; desisted; desisting
despair
1. The feeling that someone has that everything is wrong, there is no hope, and nothing will turn out well.
2. The condition in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly.
3. Someone, or something, that makes a person feel hopeless or exasperated.
4. Etymology: from Old French desperer, "to lose hope, to despair"; from Latin desperare, "to lose hope"; from de-, "without" + sperare, "to hope" from spes, "hope".
despairingly
A description of someone feeling that there is no hope and that the person can do nothing to improve a difficult or troubling situation.
destitute (adjective), more destitute, most destitute
A reference to being without the resources or material goods that are needed to live on: Although Jasper and Abbey are poor and destitute men, they don't ask other people for financial help.
Relating to that which is needed.
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Altogether lacking in leadership.
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destitution
destroy (verb), destroys; destroyed; destroying
1. To cause so much damage to something that it is completely ruined or does not exist any more: "The fire completely destroyed the building."
2. To demolish something or to reduce something into fragments: "All of the files were destroyed."
3. To ruin something or to make it useless; as well as, to abolish, to rescind, or to end it.
4. To ruin; to spoil; or to render someone or something useless: "He had a disease that destroys the body."
5. To annihilate, to crush, to subdue, or to defeat.
6. To be destructive or to cause destruction: "The gas explosion destroyed several stores in the business district."
7. Etymology: from early 13th century, from Old French destruire in the 12th century and then Modern French d├ętruire, "to destroy, to ravage, to lay waste"; from Vulgar Latin destrugere, "refashioned" that is influenced by destructus; from Latin destruere, "to tear down, to demolish"; literally, "un-build" from de- "un-, down" + struere. "to pile, to build".
destroyable (adjective), more destroyable, most destroyable
1. Capable of reducing (an object) to useless fragments, a useless form, or remains, as by rending, burning, or dissolving.
2. That which can be injured beyond repair or renewal; demolished; ruined; or annihilated: "The house proved to be destroyable as was shown by the results of the tornado."
destroyer (s) (noun), destroyers (pl)
1. A small, fast, highly maneuverable warship armed with guns, torpedoes, depth charges, and guided missiles.
2. A person who ruins, or lays waste to something: "Henry was convicted of being the destroyer of the neighbor's car."
3. Someone or something that causes destruction: "The document describes alcohol as a destroyer of families."