Definition of en- in English:

en-1

Syllabification: en-
(also em-)

prefix

  • 1Forming verbs (added to nouns) expressing entry into the specified state or location: engulf embed
  • 2Forming verbs (added to nouns and adjectives) expressing conversion into the specified state (as in encrust, ennoble).
  • 2.1Often forming verbs having the suffix -en (as in embolden, enliven).
  • 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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