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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or involving ingress.
  • adj. Grammar Inchoative.
  • adj. Linguistics Of or being a speech sound produced with an inhalation of breath.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. going or directed inward, entering
  • adj. open to entry or examination
  • adj. Uttered by drawing air inward through the mouth or nose.
  • adj. descriptive of a source or channel through which water enters or once entered an area.
  • n. A speech sound in which the air stream is created by drawing air in through the mouth or nose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Entering; denoting entering on or beginning.

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