Main definitions of in- in English

: in-1in-2

in-1

prefix

  • 1(added to adjectives) not.

    ‘infertile’
    ‘inapt’
  • 2(added to nouns) without; a lack of.

    ‘inappreciation’

Usage

In- is also found assimilated in the following forms: il- before l; im- before b, m, p; ir- before r

Origin

From Latin.

Pronunciation

in-

/ɪn/

Main definitions of in- in English

: in-1in-2

in-2

prefix

  • In; into; towards; within.

    ‘induce’
    ‘influx’
    ‘inborn’

Usage

In- is also found assimilated in the following forms: il- before l; im- before b, m, p; ir- before r

Origin

Representing in or the Latin preposition in.

Pronunciation

in-

/ɪn/