The word "ultra" is an adjective that means very or extremely. Sometimes it’s part of a compound noun, and other times it’s separated.

  • You have to protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation by putting on sun block.
  • Ultra conservative candidates can easily win elections in a state that has a lot of Republicans.
  • A solar car has to be ultra light in order to cover long distances.
  • Leticia went in for an ultrasound because her doctor wanted to take a look at the baby before it was born.
  • Ultra high frequencies (UHF) are used for broadcasting television and radio programs, WI-FI, and satellite transmissions.

ultrasound An ultrasound technician shows the woman how well her baby is doing.

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October 20, 2015