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in·fix

 (ĭn-fĭks′)
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 Indo-European roots.]

infix

vb
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
n
(Grammar) grammar an affix inserted into the middle of a word
ˌinfixˈation, infixion n

in•fix

(v. ɪnˈfɪks, ˈɪnˌfɪks; n. ˈɪnˌfɪks)
v.t.
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.”
[1495–1505; < Latin infīxus, past participle of infīgere to fasten in. See in-2, fix]
in`fix•a′tion, in•fix′ion (-ˈfɪk ʃən) n.

infix


Past participle: infixed
Gerund: infixing

Imperative
infix
infix
Present
I infix
you infix
he/she/it infixes
we infix
you infix
they infix
Preterite
I infixed
you infixed
he/she/it infixed
we infixed
you infixed
they infixed
Present Continuous
I am infixing
you are infixing
he/she/it is infixing
we are infixing
you are infixing
they are infixing
Present Perfect
I have infixed
you have infixed
he/she/it has infixed
we have infixed
you have infixed
they have infixed
Past Continuous
I was infixing
you were infixing
he/she/it was infixing
we were infixing
you were infixing
they were infixing
Past Perfect
I had infixed
you had infixed
he/she/it had infixed
we had infixed
you had infixed
they had infixed
Future
I will infix
you will infix
he/she/it will infix
we will infix
you will infix
they will infix
Future Perfect
I will have infixed
you will have infixed
he/she/it will have infixed
we will have infixed
you will have infixed
they will have infixed
Future Continuous
I will be infixing
you will be infixing
he/she/it will be infixing
we will be infixing
you will be infixing
they will be infixing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been infixing
you have been infixing
he/she/it has been infixing
we have been infixing
you have been infixing
they have been infixing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been infixing
you will have been infixing
he/she/it will have been infixing
we will have been infixing
you will have been infixing
they will have been infixing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been infixing
you had been infixing
he/she/it had been infixing
we had been infixing
you had been infixing
they had been infixing
Conditional
I would infix
you would infix
he/she/it would infix
we would infix
you would infix
they would infix
Past Conditional
I would have infixed
you would have infixed
he/she/it would have infixed
we would have infixed
you would have infixed
they would have infixed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infix - an affix that is inserted inside the word
affix - a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
Verb1.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
instil, instill - enter drop by drop; "instill medication into my eye"
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"
graft, transplant - place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
2.infix - attach a morpheme into a stem word
affix - attach or become attached to a stem word; "grammatical morphemes affix to the stem"

infix

verb
To implant so deeply as to make change nearly impossible:
Translations
Infix

infix

[ˈɪnfɪks] Ninfijo m

infix

vt ideaeinprägen; (Ling) → einfügen; the idea is infixed in his minddiese Idee hat sich bei ihm festgesetzt
n (Ling) → Infix nt, → Einfügung f
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Second, infixing broken products, also focus on fixing the relationship.
Prefixal analogues are most likely to have only local effects, resembling either metathesis or infixing.
So is the case with type III (allegedly the infixing type) which is represented primarily by Old High German and Old Nordic (West Scandinavian) data, the so ca lled r-preterites.