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in•fix



Pronunciation: (
v.in-fiks', in'fiks";
n.in'fiks"),
[key]
v.t.
1. to fix, fasten, or drive in: He infixed the fatal spear.
2. to implant: to infix a habit.
3. to instill (a fact, idea, etc.) in the mind or memory; impress.
4. Gram.to add as an infix.

v.i.
Gram.(of a linguistic form) to admit an infix.

n.
Gram.an affix that is inserted within the body of the element to which it is added, as Latin m in accumbō “I lie down,” as compared with accubuī “I lay down.”

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

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