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English definition of “de-”
›to take something away: deforestation(= when the trees in an area are cut down)Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsRemoving and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,