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My Prefix is an abbreviation of the whole word

My Infix is a place used to keep criminals

My Suffix, though consists of only 2 letters, is another word for ourselves

What is the word?

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  • $\begingroup$ Comments and suggestions are welcome as this is my first post. Will add hints if it is too hard. $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Aug 13 '18 at 3:48
  • $\begingroup$ Usually there is a hint for the whole word as well to reduce ambiguity. $\endgroup$ – wolfram42 Aug 13 '18 at 4:01
  • $\begingroup$ Noted @wolfram42 $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Aug 13 '18 at 4:45
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Perhaps you are

Miscellaneous

My Prefix is an abbreviation of the whole word

Often abbreviated Misc.

My Infix is a place used to keep criminals

Cells are used to keep criminals.

My Suffix, though consists of only 2 letters, is another word for ourselves

Us

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    $\begingroup$ Correct! May I ask whether this is too easy? $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Aug 13 '18 at 4:43
  • $\begingroup$ It's relatively easy, but not too easy. The suffix clue was obvious and there are only a few things the infix could be. Perhaps you could make the clues a little more cryptic in the future, and add a clue for the whole word as wolfram42 suggested. $\endgroup$ – Riley Aug 13 '18 at 4:53
  • $\begingroup$ Ok thanks for the suggestion @Riley $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Aug 13 '18 at 4:53
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Probably wrong, but to get the ball rolling

Calculus

Because:

It is abbreviated as Cal, Cul (short for cul de sac) is a dead end. And "us" is 2 letters for "ourselves"

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice try but not the correct word. +1 for fitting all the requirements. $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Aug 13 '18 at 4:43

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