- to send, put, or let in; introduce; admit.
Origin of intromit
1375–1425; late Middle English intromitten < Latin intrōmittere to send in, equivalent to intrō- intro- + mittere to send
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Related Words for intromissionentrance, confirmation, door, reception, designation, permission, introduction, acceptance, ingress, admittance, access, initiation, way, welcome, recognition, entree, certification, ingression
Examples from the Web for intromission
Historical Examples of intromission
As a respectable man, I, for one, would never countenance any intromission of that kind.
Courtship is consummated when the female raises her tail in acceptance of the male and intromission is effected.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor
Henry S. Fitch
- (tr) rare to enter or insert or allow to enter or be inserted
Word Origin for intromit
C15: from Latin intrōmittere to send in, from intro- + mittere to send
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- The act or process of intromitting.
- To cause or permit to enter; introduce or admit.
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