Definition of en- in English:

en-1

Pronunciation: /ɪn, ɛn/
(also em-)

prefix

  • 1(Added to nouns) forming verbs meaning ‘put into or on’: engulf embed
  • 2(Added to nouns and adjectives) forming verbs (often with the suffix -en) meaning ‘bring into the condition of’: embolden encrust
  • 3(Added to verbs) in; into; on: ensnare
  • 3.1As an intensifier: entangle

Origin

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

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