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 ?
The face of a youthful rider, who was jerking his frantic horse with an abandon of temper he might display in a placid barnyard, was im- pressed deeply upon his mind.
Under that orderly array there were two drawers, stuffed as full of things as one could im- agine--paper packages, bandages, cardboard boxes officially labelled.
On the thirteenth day I drank some more water, and dozed and thought disjointedly of eating and of vague im- possible plans of escape.