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intromit

[in-truh-mit]
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verb (used with object), in·tro·mit·ted, in·tro·mit·ting.
  1. to send, put, or let in; introduce; admit.
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Origin of intromit

1375–1425; late Middle English intromitten < Latin intrōmittere to send in, equivalent to intrō- intro- + mittere to send
Related formsin·tro·mis·si·bil·i·ty [in-truh-mis-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌɪn trəˌmɪs əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, nounin·tro·mis·si·ble, adjectivein·tro·mis·sion [in-truh-mish-uh n] /ˌɪn trəˈmɪʃ ən/, nounin·tro·mis·sive, adjectivein·tro·mit·tent, adjectivein·tro·mit·ter, nounun·in·tro·mis·sive, adjectiveun·in·tro·mit·ted, adjective
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Related Words for intromission

entrance, confirmation, door, reception, designation, permission, introduction, acceptance, ingress, admittance, access, initiation, way, welcome, recognition, entree, certification, ingression

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Historical Examples of intromission

  • As a respectable man, I, for one, would never countenance any intromission of that kind.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 432

    Various

  • Courtship is consummated when the female raises her tail in acceptance of the male and intromission is effected.


British Dictionary definitions for intromission

intromission

noun
  1. a less common word for insertion, introduction
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Derived Formsintromissive, adjective

intromit

verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted
  1. (tr) rare to enter or insert or allow to enter or be inserted
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Derived Formsintromissible, adjectiveintromissibility, nounintromittent, adjectiveintromitter, noun

Word Origin for intromit

C15: from Latin intrōmittere to send in, from intro- + mittere to send
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intromission in Medicine

intromission

(ĭn′trə-mĭshən)
n.
  1. The act or process of intromitting.
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Related formsin′tro•missive (-mĭsĭv) v.

intromit

(ĭn′trə-mĭt)
v.
  1. To cause or permit to enter; introduce or admit.
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