im-

1

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

Nearby words

  1. ilves,
  2. ily,
  3. ilyushin,
  4. ilía,
  5. im,
  6. im- 1,
  7. image,
  8. image consultant,
  9. image converter,
  10. image dissector

im-

2

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

im-

3

variant of in-1 before b, m, p: imbed; immure; impose.
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British Dictionary definitions for im-

im-

prefix

a variant of in- 1, in- 2
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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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