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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb In*fix"
  1. To set; to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in; as, to infix a sting, spear, or dart."The fatal dart a ready passage found, And deep within her heart infixed the wound." [Dryden.]
  2. To implant or fix; to instill; to inculcate, as principles, thoughts, or instructions; as, to infix good principles in the mind, or ideas in the memory.

Etymology: L. infixus, p. p of infigere to infix; pref. in- in + figere to fix: cf. F. infixer. See Fix

noun In"fix
  1. Something infixed.(R)
  2. [Grammar] An element that is inserted into the body of an elemt which it threby modifies, as a letter within a word.
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  1. An affix that is inserted inside the word
  2. Attach a morpheme into a stem word
  3. Put or introduce into something

Back-formation from Middle English infixed, stuck in, from Latin infixus, past participle of infigere, to fasten in.

  1. (linguistics) A morpheme inserted inside an existing word, such as -bloody- in English.
  2. (linguistics, proscribed) A morpheme that always appears between other morphemes in a word, such as -i- and -o- in English.

infix was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Old Provençal, Romanian, and Swedish

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Past life for Infix born Jan 3, 2004

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Italy approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.