Definition of en- in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪn/ Pronunciation: /ɛn/
(also em-)


1(Added to nouns) forming verbs meaning ‘put into or on’: engulf embed
2(Added to nouns and adjectives) forming verbs expressing conversion into the specified state as in encrust, ennoble, or (in combination with the suffix -en) embolden, enliven: embolden encrust
3(Added to verbs) in; into; on: ensnare


From French, from Latin in-. See also in-2, a commonly found by-form.

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