[ 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.”
SYNONYMS FOR infix
Related formsin·fix·ion [in-fik-shuhn] /ɪnˈfɪk ʃən/, nounun·in·fixed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for infixion
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
Derived Formsinfixation or infixion (ɪnˈfɪkʃən), noun
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