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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.

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 of -im
< Hebrew

I'm

[ahym] /aɪm/
1.
contraction of I am.
Usage note
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Examples from the Web for IM
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  • Theres no other train they could arrive by, as far as IM aware.

    Christmas Roses and Other Stories Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Dont interrupt me, George; IM slowly drawing closer to them.

    Iole Robert W. Chambers
  • IM going to find out what they are, repeated the other lad firmly.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
  • Now, she said, IM in a position to find out just what this danger is that they all warn me about.

    Iole Robert W. Chambers
  • Not a bit, was the rueful response, but IM afraid the day-lilies are!

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
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, opposite of" (immobile, impersonal) as well as "in, into" (implant, impoverish). See in-. In some English words it alternates with em- (1).

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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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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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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