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défaire

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French desfaire, equivalent to dé- +‎ faire; possibly from Medieval Latin, Vulgar Latin disfaciō, disfacere, from Latin dis- + faciō. Compare Catalan desfer, Italian disfare, Portuguese desfazer, Romanian desface, Spanish deshacer.

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défaire

  1. (transitive) to take down, take apart, dismantle
  2. (transitive) to undo, unfasten, unwind
  3. (transitive) to break, break up, unmake
  4. (transitive, literary) to defeat, conquer
  5. (reflexive) to come undone, fall apart, disintegrate

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