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prefix (infl, en, prefix, cat=prefixes)
  1. 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
    1. Added to adjectives to mean not
    2. inedible
    3. inaccurate
    4. Added to nouns to mean lacking or without
    5. incredulity
    6. ineptitude
      1. Prefixed to certain words to give the senses of in, into, towards, within.
    Etymology: From in-, "not", or "in", "into".

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