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indispose

in·dis·pose

indispose

 
 
pronunciation:
In dih spoz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: indisposed, indisposes, indisposing
definition 1: to cause unwillingness or disinclination in; make averse.
His lack of a good reference from previous employers indisposed us from hiring him.
antonyms:
dispose, incline, predispose
definition 2: to make sick, usu. to a slight degree.
Wolfing down an enormous quantity of food had indisposed him, and there was no question now of his going anywhere but to the couch.
definition 3: to render unfit or incapable; disqualify.
She'd wanted to dance professionally, but the injury to her knee indisposed her.
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The word indispose contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.