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ingressive

[in-gres-iv]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or involving ingress.
  2. 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

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

ingressive

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