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im-1

1.
variant of in-2. before b, m, p: imbrute; immigrate; impassion.

im-2

1.
variant of in-3. before b, m, p: imbalance; immoral; imperishable.

im-3

1.
variant of in-1. before b, m, p: imbed; immure; impose.

-im

1.
a plural ending occurring in loanwords from Hebrew:
cherubim.
Origin
< Hebrew

IM1

noun, plural IMs, IM's
verb (used without object), IM'd or IMed, IM'ing or IMing.

IM2

1.
Swimming. individual medley.
2.
Sports. intramural.
3.
Also, I.M. Isle of Man.

I'm

[ahym] /aɪm/
1.
contraction of I am.
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British Dictionary definitions for im

im

abbreviation
1.
Isle of Man

IM

abbreviation
1.
(computing) instant messaging
2.
Also i.m.. intramuscular
3.
(chess) International Master

im-

prefix
1.
a variant of in-1 , in-2

I'm

/aɪm/
contraction
1.
I am
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Word Origin and History for im
im-
variant of in- before -b-, -m-, -p-, in the sense of "not" (immobile, impersonal) as well as "in" (implant, impoverish). See in-.
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im in Medicine

IM abbr.
internal medicine

im- 1
pref.
Variant of in-1.

im- 2
pref.
Variant of in-2.

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Related Abbreviations for im

IM

  1. immediately (shortwave transmission)
  2. immunoassay
  3. instant message
  4. intermediate modeling
  5. Internal Medicine
  6. intramedullary
  7. intramural
  8. intramuscular
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