sub-, suc-, suf-, sug-, sum-, sup-, sur-, sus-, su-
(Latin: under, below, beneath; used as a prefix as shown in various formats below)
The prefix sub- often becomes suc- before c: succumb.
The prefix sub- often becomes suf- before f: suffuse.
The prefix sub- often becomes sug- before g: suggest.
The prefix sub- often becomes sum- before m: sumptuous.
The prefix sub- often becomes sup- before p: suppression.
The prefix sub- often becomes sur- before r: surrogate.
The prefix, sub- is often simplified to su- before sp; as seen in suspect, suspend, suspicion, suspension, et al. Before c, p, and t; it is sometimes formed into sus-.
The producers had to subdivide the TV program because it would have been too long to be presented in one segment.
2. A section of something which is itself complete but is part of a larger composition: The sports section of Karl's newspaper has a large subdivision in it on the weekends for its numerous athletic fans.
3. The process, instance, or state of being detached into parts again following earlier separations: The subdivisions of the menu listings indicated that certain foods were prepared with nuts which was important for customers who might have allergies.
2. A geological process in which one edge of a crustal plate is forced sideways and downward into the mantle below another plate.
2. To quiet or to bring under control by physical force or persuasion.
3. To make less intense or prominent; to tone down.
4. Etymology: from Old French souduire "to seduce" from Latin subducere "to draw up" and ducere "to lead".