- 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.
- 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.”
Origin of infix
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Related Words for infixconsolidate, thicken, set, secure, pin, affix, inculcate, connect, glue, instill, graft, ingrain, attach, moor, congeal, lodge, tie, implant, entrench, locate
Examples from the Web for infix
Historical Examples of infix
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
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
- (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