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Prefixes hold the power to transform the meaning of words.

The prefix sub- originates from Latin and conveys the idea of under, below, beneath, or less than." When added to the beginning of a word, sub- modifies its meaning, often implying a sense of lower rank, position, or degree.

Let's dissect a few common meanings associated with words containing the prefix sub- and delve into examples illustrating each meaning:

Submarine: A watercraft designed to operate below the surface of the water. The prefix sub- suggests its ability to travel beneath the water.

Subtract: To take away or deduct a quantity from another. The prefix sub- signifies the action of taking something away or reducing.

Subconscious: The mental processes occurring below the level of conscious awareness. The prefix sub- here refers to something hidden beneath consciousness.

subject Trains are often subject to delay.
subway Passengers go through a turnstile in the subway station.
submit Complete your application form and submit it before it is due.
subtle He made a subtle change to the script.
subvert We attempted to subvert the unfair rules.
subtract Next week in Maths we are learning how to subtract.
subject Trains are often subject to delay.
subcontinent India is sometimes known as a subcontinent.
submarine We all live in a yellow submarine.
submerge Tom had to submerge his bike tyre to find the puncture.
subheading A subheading should be in a slightly smaller font than the heading.
subdued He was in a quiet and subdued mood.
submerse Submerse is another word for submerge.
subscribe I will subscribe to the magazine for a year.
subtropical Subtropical countries have hot, humid summers.
subcontractor They hired a subcontractor for the job.

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subway
submit
subtle
subvert
subtract
subject
subcontinent
submarine
submerge
subheading
subdued
submerse
subscribe
subtropical
subcontractor

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