1. Half: demirelief.
2. To some degree; part; partly: demigod.
[Middle English demi, a half of a measure or unit, from Old French, from Medieval Latin dīmedius, from Latin dīmidius, divided in half : dis-, dis- + medius, half; see MEDIUM.]
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