[ verb in-fiks, in-fiks; noun in-fiks ]
/ verb ɪnˈfɪks, ˈɪnˌfɪks; noun ˈɪnˌfɪks /
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.
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.”
consolidate, thicken, set, secure, pin, affix, inculcate, connect, glue, instill, graft, ingrain, attach, moor, congeal, lodge, tie, implant, entrench, locate
Origin of infix
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Examples from the Web for infix
It is more than to infuse, it is to infix it in such a manner as that it never may wear out.Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies|Samuel Johnson
I have a friend who loves me as his life, and in whose breast I should infix a mortal sting if I ungratefully left him.Mathilda|Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
verb (ɪnˈfɪks, ˈɪnˌfɪks)
(tr) to fix firmly in
(tr) to instil or inculcate
grammar to insert (an affix) or (of an affix) to be inserted into the middle of a word
grammar an affix inserted into the middle of a word
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