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The entries on this website list all possible derivatives, compounds, and related combinations (excluding –ly adverbs) from both non-learner’s (Lexico) and advanced learner’s dictionaries (CALD, OALD). Information about word origins is extracted from the Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins, Lexico, Online Etymology Dictionary, and Wordorigins.

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Both press and print (Middle English) can be traced back to Latin premere, ‘to press’, as can pressure, compress, depress, express, impress, oppress, repress, suppress, etc.

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Mid 19th century (earlier (Middle English) as juxtaposition ): from French juxtaposer, from Latin juxta ‘next’ + French poser ‘to place’.

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Early 17th century (in the senses ‘harmonize discrepancies’ and ‘assess loss or damages’): from obsolete French adjuster, from Old French ajoster ‘to approximate’, based on Latin ad– ‘to’ + juxta ‘near’.

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