im-


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im- 1

pref.
Variant of in-1.

im- 2

pref.
Variant of in-2.

im-

prefix
a variant of in-1, in-2

I'm

(aɪm)
contraction of I am.

im-1

,
var. of in- 2 before b, m, p: imbrute; immigrate; impassion.

im-2

,
var. of in- 3 before b, m, p: imbalance; immoral; imperishable.

im-3

,
var. of in- 1 before b, m, p: imbed; immure; impose.
References in classic literature ?
I allowed silence to accumulate while I got my im- pressiveness together, and then said:
A new-comer of any age or either sex was an im- pressive curiosity in the poor little shabby village of St.
That is a very im- pressive sight which you are privileged to witness, Mr.
A slave- holder's profession of Christianity is a palpable im- posture.
If these could be im- proved, he thought, then the deaf might be taught to speak by SIGHT--by learning an alphabet of vibrations.