Although abstracted from the many compounds in which it entered English, the form inter- was not generally considered a living prefix in English until the 1400s.
During the later period of Middle English many words borrowed in the Old and Middle French forms entre-, enter- began to be consciously respelled with Latin inter-; although vestiges of the older French borrowings are found in entertain and enterprise.
The living prefix inter- is now freely added to almost any element in English to create such formations with the meaning of "between" and "among". The words formed by intra- are closely related to this inter- prefix; in fact, they both apparently came from the same Latin source.
Between, or among, the stars or universes.
Situated between the ribs; such as, the intercostal muscles, nerves, arteries, etc.
Pain between the ribs.
intercourse (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. Communications or business dealings between groups or people: The two companies have had extensive intercourse for decades.
2. An intimate relationship between a man and a woman: In many places, intercourse is lawful only between married couples.
Surgical incision of the larynx through the lower part of the fibroelastic membrane of the larynx (cricothyroid membrane); inferior laryngotomy.
Between two crests, as between the crests of the ilia (the lower three fifths of the small intestine from the jejunum to the ileocecal valve), applied to one of the pelvic measurements.
Referring to, relating to, involving, or representing different cultures or groups (the beliefs, customs, practices, and social behavior of a particular nation or people); such as, an intercultural marriage; an intercultural exchange in the arts; and intercultural understanding.
, more interdestructive, most interdestructive
1. Causing mutual or internal ruin or harm.
2. Reciprocally or interchangeably fatal, deadly, lethal, or harmful.
, more interdestructively, most interdestructively
1. A reference to a mutual or internal ruin or harm.
2. Descriptive of an interchangeable fatality or harmful result.
interdestructiveness (s) (noun) (no plural)
, interdicts; interdicted; interdicting
To declare authoritatively against doing or using something; to forbid, to prohibit; to debar or preclude by or as by a command: The owner of the dog strongly interdicted
the animal against chasing cars that were driving by on the street.
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