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em-

  

      prefix   a variant of en-1 and en-2 before b, m, and p  
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en-   [1]   , em-         
      prefix forming verbs  
1    from nouns  
a    put in or on  
entomb, enthrone     
b    go on or into  
enplane     
c    surround or cover with  
enmesh     
d    furnish with  
empower     
2    from adjectives and nouns   cause to be in a certain condition  
enable, encourage, enrich, enslave     
     (via Old French from Latin in- in-2)  

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en-   [2]   , em-         
      prefix forming nouns and adjectives   in; into; inside  
endemic     
     (from Greek (often via Latin); compare in-1, in-2)  

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em, e-, em dash, ERM II

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