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tr.v. in·fixed, in·fix·ing, in·fix·es
1. To fix in the mind; instill.
2. Linguistics To insert (a morphological element) into the body of a word.
n. (ĭn′fĭks′) Linguistics
An inflectional or derivational element appearing in the body of a word. For example, in Tagalog, the active verb sulat, "write," can be converted to a passive, "written," by inserting the infix -in-, yielding sinulat.
[Back-formation from Middle English infixed, stuck in, from Latin īnfīxus, past participle of īnfīgere, to fasten in : in-, in; see in-2 + fīgere, to fasten; see dhīgw- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
1. (tr) to fix firmly in
2. (tr) to instil or inculcate
3. (Grammar) grammar to insert (an affix) or (of an affix) to be inserted into the middle of a word
(Grammar) grammar an affix inserted into the middle of a word
ˌinfixˈation, infixion n
in•fix(v. ɪnˈfɪks, ˈɪnˌfɪks; n. ˈɪnˌfɪks)
1. to fix, fasten, or drive in.
2. to implant.
3. to fix (a fact, idea, etc.) in the mind or memory; instill.
4. to insert as an infix.n.
5. an affix that is inserted within a base or stem, as the -m- in Latin -cumbere “to lie down, assume a prone position,” as compared with cubāre “to lie, be in a prone position.”
in`fix•a′tion, in•fix′ion (-ˈfɪk ʃən) n.
Past participle: infixed
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|Noun||1.||infix - an affix that is inserted inside the word|
affix - a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
|Verb||1.||infix - put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text"|
attach - cause to be attached
plug in, plug into, connect - plug into an outlet; "Please plug in the toaster!"; "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"
penetrate - insert the penis into the vagina or anus of; "Did the molester penetrate the child?"
cannulate, cannulise, cannulize, canulate, intubate - introduce a cannula or tube into; "Cannulate the blood vessel in the neck"
input - enter (data or a program) into a computer
embed, imbed, implant, plant, engraft - fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
sandwich - insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects; "She was sandwiched in her airplane seat between two fat men"
|2.||infix - attach a morpheme into a stem word|
affix - attach or become attached to a stem word; "grammatical morphemes affix to the stem"