prefix (infl, en, prefix, cat=prefixes)
- Used with certain words to reverse their meaning
- Note: Before certain letters, the changes to another letter:
- il- before l, eg. illegal
- im- before b, or p, eg. improper
- ir- before r, eg. irresistible
Etymology: From in-, "not", or "in", "into".
- Added to adjectives to mean not
- Added to nouns to mean lacking or without
- Prefixed to certain words to give the senses of in, into, towards, within.
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