[in-faw-nuh] /ˈɪnˌfɔ nə/
noun, plural infaunas, infaunae
[in-faw-nee] /ˈɪnˌfɔ ni/ (Show IPA)
the aggregate of organisms that burrow into and live in the bottom deposits of the ocean.
Benthic animals that live in the substrate of a body of water, especially in a soft sea bottom. Infauna usually construct tubes or burrows and are commonly found in deeper and subtidal waters. Clams, tubeworms, and burrowing crabs are infaunal animals. Compare epifauna.
- In favor with
Held in friendly regard by, as in She’s really in favor with the press. This idiom uses favor in the sense of “approval.” The same is true of the antonym, out of favor with, as in He was out of favor with the board. [ Early 1500s ] Also see: in favor of
[in-fee-zuh-buh l] /ɪnˈfi zə bəl/ adjective 1. not ; impracticable. /ɪnˈfiːzəbəl/ adjective 1. a less common word for impracticable n. 1650s, from infeasible + -ity. adj. 1530s, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + feasible.
[in-fee-zuh-buh l] /ɪnˈfi zə bəl/ adjective 1. not ; impracticable. /ɪnˈfiːzəbəl/ adjective 1. a less common word for impracticable adj. 1530s, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + feasible.
[in-fekt] /ɪnˈfɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to affect or contaminate (a person, organ, wound, etc.) with disease-producing germs. 2. to affect with disease. 3. to taint or contaminate with something that affects quality, character, or condition unfavorably: to infect the air with poison gas. 4. to corrupt or affect morally: The news of the […]