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ingressive

[ in-gres-iv ]
/ ɪnˈgrɛs ɪv /
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adjective
of, relating to, or involving ingress.
Phonetics. (of a speech sound) produced with air being taken into the mouth, as some clicks (opposed to egressive).
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Origin of ingressive

OTHER WORDS FROM ingressive

in·gres·sive·ly, adverbin·gres·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ingressive

ingressive
/ (ɪnˈɡrɛsɪv) /

adjective
of or concerning ingress
(of a speech sound) pronounced with an inhalation rather than exhalation of breath
noun
an ingressive speech sound, such as a Zulu click

Derived forms of ingressive

ingressiveness, noun
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