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Definition of in- prefix from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    in-

     prefix
    prefix
    BrE BrE//ɪn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪn//
     
     
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  1. 1(also il-
    BrE BrE//ɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪl//
     
    , im-
    BrE BrE//ɪm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪm//
     
    , ir-
    BrE BrE//ɪr//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪr//
     
    )
    (in adjectives, adverbs and nouns) not; the opposite of infinite illogical immorally irrelevance
  2. 2(also im-
    BrE BrE//ɪm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪm//
     
    )
    (in verbs) to put into the condition mentioned inflame imperil More Like This Prefixes a-, ante-, anti-, be-, co-, de-, demi-, dis-, en-, ex-, extra-, hyper-, hypo-, il-, in-, infra-, inter-, intra-, mis-, non-, off-, oft-, out-, over-, para-, post-, pre-, pro-, re-, retro-, semi-, sub-, trans-, ultra-, un-, under-, up-See worksheet.
  3. Word Originfrom Latin.
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