verb (used with object)
to fix, fasten, or drive in: He infixed the fatal spear.
to implant: to infix a habit.
to instill (a fact, idea, etc.) in the mind or memory; impress.
Grammar. to add as an infix.
verb (used without object)
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
“I lie down,” as compared with accubuī
“I lay down.”
Origin: 1495–1505; Related forms
< Latin infīxus
past participle of infīgere
to fasten in. See in-2
infixion /ɪnˈfɪkʃən/ [in-fik-shuhn] Show IPA , noun