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My prefix is a scam.

My infix is a vessel.

My suffix is a number.

What word am I?

Hint #1:

This word can be an adjective, noun, and a verb.

Hint #2:

Think of the number more loosely.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good idea, will do. edit: done. $\endgroup$ Jul 28 '20 at 1:04
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The word is:

CONJUGATE

My prefix is a scam.

A CON is a scam.

My infix is a vessel.

A JUG is a vessel for holding liquids.

My suffix is a number.

ATE is a homophone for '8' (eight), satisfying Hint 2 ('Think of the number more loosely'...)

Re Hint 1:

'CONJUGATE' can be an adjective (e.g. 'conjugate words' = 'having the same derivation and therefore usually some likeness in meaning'), a noun (in a mathematical sense), or a verb ('to conjugate' = 'to join together').

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    $\begingroup$ That was fast... $\endgroup$ Jul 28 '20 at 0:46
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    $\begingroup$ @MakeHellTal fast can be an adjective, noun, or verb ;) $\endgroup$ Jul 28 '20 at 0:51

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