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mal-




a combining form meaning “bad,” “wrongful,” “ill,” occurring originally in loanwords from French (malapert); on this model, used in the formation of other words (malfunction; malcontent). Cf. male-.

Mal.




1. Malachi.
2. Malayan.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

makutaMalabar Coast

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