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- Rhymes: -ɛsɪv
- Going or directed inward, entering.
- Open to entry or examination.
- The chances that your Internet activity is being monitored are low, despite the ingressive nature of the modern Internet environment.
- (phonetics, of a speech sound) Uttered by drawing air inward through the mouth or nose.
- (grammar) Aspectually indicating that an action is about to be entered or is in the process of being entered.
- (geology) Being a source or channel through which water enters or once entered an area.
- This spring is the ingressive source of the water that flows through the cave.
ingressive (plural ingressives)
- (phonetics) A speech sound in which the air stream is created by drawing air in through the mouth or nose.