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My prefix is a rotation.

My suffix is a stiff bristle.

My infix is holding a kitten.

Ah, what's my name?

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With a small stretch, I say a

yawn

My prefix is a rotation.

yaw - the rotation of an aircraft or vessel about its vertical axis.

My suffix is a stiff bristle.

awn - the bristle of a grass (credit earlier answers).

My infix is holding a kitten.

aw - that's a cute kittie :)

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  • $\begingroup$ You've got it! I'll award the checkmark in a little bit. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J May 21 at 13:39
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    $\begingroup$ Hah! Nice one :) $\endgroup$ – Rubio May 21 at 15:09
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Maybe you are

COUNTERDRAWN

because

(prefix) counter-rotation is a kind of rotation
(suffix) awn is a bristle
(infix) dr might be a veterinarian

Not really finding a better candidate infix than that, alas.

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  • $\begingroup$ Will post a hint soon. Definitely on the right track with one of your fixes. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J May 21 at 11:25
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Based on what @Rubio said:

I agree in the suffix being awn, can't really think of anything else, if you try to find words ending with awn that makes very hard to find any infix different to dr.

But

I can't really agree on counter so I'll try something different and say over. I'd like to say something like cos, sin, x, y but can't find anything with that.

So here's my shot:

Overdrawn

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Here's my shot


Prefix -

could be left or right ( or clock/anti)

Infix -

hand or lap

Suffix -

awn or seta

So here goes


Word -

Right/Left-hand-awn
Other groups can be made with different combinations.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for the answer, Mike! It appears that your final solution is not a conventional word. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J May 21 at 2:41

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