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[v. in-fiks, in-fiks; n. in-fiks] /v. ɪnˈfɪks, ˈɪnˌfɪks; n. ˈɪnˌfɪks/
verb (used with object)
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.
Grammar. to add as an infix.
verb (used without object)
5.
Grammar. (of a linguistic form) to admit an infix.
noun
6.
Grammar. 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.”.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; < Latin infīxus past participle of infīgere to fasten in. See in-2, fix
Related forms
infixion
[in-fik-shuh n] /ɪnˈfɪk ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
uninfixed, adjective
Synonyms
3. inculcate.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-fix

infix

verb (ɪnˈfɪks; ˈɪnˌfɪks)
1.
(transitive) to fix firmly in
2.
(transitive) to instil or inculcate
3.
(grammar) to insert (an affix) or (of an affix) to be inserted into the middle of a word
noun (ˈɪnˌfɪks)
4.
(grammar) an affix inserted into the middle of a word
Derived Forms
infixation, infixion (ɪnˈfɪkʃən) noun
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