a prefix meaning “below,” used, with second elements of any origin, in the formation of compound words: infrasonic; infrared.
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Origin of infra-
< Latin, representing infrā, adv. or preposition
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below; beneath; afterinfrasonic; infralapsarian
Word Origin for infra-
from Latin infrā
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Inferior to, below, or beneath:infrasonic.
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