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The prefix de/des

Noun-to-noun prefixation

The prefix de/des is relatively rarely used with nouns. It is only added to foreign words. It expresses reversal or negation. The variant des is used before vowels:

de + Kompression = Dekompression
Mobilmachung Demobilmachung
des Annexion Desannexion
Interesse Desinteresse
All derivations

de/des is also added:  to verbs
to adjectives (rarely)

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