Meaning of infix

in•fix

Pronunciation: (v.in-fiks', in'fiks"n.in'fiks"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to fix, fasten, or drive in: He infixed the fatal spear.
  2. to implant: to infix a habit.
  3. to instill (a fact, idea, etc.) in the mind or memory; impress.
  4. to add as an infix.
—v.i.
  1. (of a linguistic form) to admit an infix.
—n.
  1. an affix that is inserted within the body of the element to which it is added, as Latin m in accumbō “I lie down,” as compared with accubuī “I lay down.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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