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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Entering; denoting entering on or beginning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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