Dictionary Of The English Language "I"
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I is the ninth letter of the English alphabet, takes its form from the Phoenician, through the Latin and the Greek. The Phoenician letter was probably of Egyptian origin. Its original value was nearly the same as that of the Italian I, or long e as in mete. Etymologically I is most closely related to e, y, j, g; as in dint, dent, beverage, L. bibere; E. kin, AS. cynn; E. thin, AS. ynne; E. dominion, donjon, dungeon. In English I has two principal vowel sounds: the long sound, as in pine, ice; and the short sound, as in pin. It has also three other sounds: (a) That of e in term, as in thirst. (b) That of e in mete (in words of foreign origin), as in machine, pique, regime. (c) That of consonant y (in many words in which it precedes another vowel), as in bunion, million, filial, Christian, etc. It enters into several digraphs, as in fail, field, seize, feign. friend; and with o often forms a proper diphtong, as in oil, join, coin.
Iamatology
n.
(Med.) Materia Medica; that branch of therapeutics which treats of remedies.
Iamb
n.
• An iambus or iambic.
Iambic
a.
(Pros.) Consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented; as, an iambic foot.
• Pertaining to, or composed of, iambics; as, an iambic verse; iambic meter.
n.
(Pros.) An iambic foot; an iambus.
• A verse composed of iambic feet.
• A satirical poem (such poems having been anciently written in iambic verse); a satire; a lampoon.
Iambical
a.
• Iambic.
Iambically
adv.
• In a iambic manner; after the manner of iambics.
Iambize
v. t.
• To satirize in iambics; to lampoon.
Iambus
n.
(Pros.) A foot consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, as in &acr;mans, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, as invent; an iambic.
Ianthina
n.
(Zool.) Any gastropod of the genus Ianthina, of which various species are found living in mid ocean; — called also purple shell, and violet snail.
Iatraliptic
a.
• Treating diseases by anointing and friction; as, the iatraliptic method.
Iatrochemical
a.
• Of or pertaining to iatrochemistry, or to the iatrochemists.
Iatrochemist
n.
• A physician who explained or treated diseases upon chemical principles; one who practiced iatrochemistry.
Iatrochemistry
n.
• Chemistry applied to, or used in, medicine; — used especially with reference to the doctrines in the school of physicians in Flanders, in the 17th century, who held that health depends upon the proper chemical relations of the fluids of the body, and who endeavored to explain the conditions of health or disease by chemical principles.
Iatromathematical
a.
• Of or pertaining to iatromathematicians or their doctrine.
Iatromathematician
n.
(Hist. Med.) One of a school of physicians in Italy, about the middle of the 17th century, who tried to apply the laws of mechanics and mathematics to the human body, and hence were eager student of anatomy; — opposed to the iatrochemists.
Iberian
a.
• Of or pertaining to Iberia.
Ibex
n.
(Zool.) One of several species of wild goats having very large, recurved horns, transversely ridged in front; — called also steinbok.
Ibidem
adv.
• In the same place; — abbreviated ibid. or ib.
Ibis
n.
(Zool.) Any bird of the genus Ibis and several allied genera, of the family Ibidae, inhabiting both the Old World and the New. Numerous species are known. They are large, wading birds, having a long, curved beak, and feed largely on reptiles.
Icarian
a.
• Soaring too high for safety, like Icarus; adventurous in flight.
Ice
n.
• Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. It is a white or transparent colorless substance, crystalline, brittle, and viscoidal. Its specific gravity (0.92, that of water at 4\'f8 C. being 1.0) being less than that of water, ice floats.
• Concreted sugar.
• Water, cream, custard, etc., sweetened, flavored, and artificially frozen.
• Any substance having the appearance of ice; as, camphor ice.
v. t.
• To cover with ice; to convert into ice, or into something resembling ice.
• To cover with icing, or frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg; to frost, as cakes, tarts, etc.
• To chill or cool, as with ice; to freeze.
Iceberg
n.
• A large mass of ice, generally floating in the ocean.
Icebird
n.
(Zool.) An Arctic sea bird, as the Arctic fulmar.
Icebound
a.
• Totally surrounded with ice, so as to be incapable of advancing; as, an icebound vessel; also, surrounded by or fringed with ice so as to hinder easy access; as, an icebound coast.
Iced
a.
• Covered with ice; chilled with ice; as, iced water.
• Covered with something resembling ice, as sugar icing; frosted; as, iced cake.
Icefall
n.
• A frozen waterfall, or mass of ice resembling a frozen waterfall.
Icelander
n.
• A native, or one of the Scandinavian people, of Iceland.
Icelandic
a.
• Of or pertaining to Iceland; relating to, or resembling, the Icelanders.
n.
• The language of the Icelanders. It is one of the Scandinavian group, and is more nearly allied to the Old Norse than any other language now spoken.
Iceman
n.
• A man who is skilled in traveling upon ice, as among glaciers.
• One who deals in ice; one who retails or delivers ice.
Icequake
n.
• The crash or concussion attending the breaking up of masses of ice, — often due to contraction from extreme cold.
Ich
pron.
• I.
Ichneumon
n.
(Zool.) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Herpestes, and family Viverridae. Numerous species are found in Asia and Africa. The Egyptian species(H. ichneumon), which ranges to Spain and Palestine, is noted for destroying the eggs and young of the crocodile as well as various snakes and lizards, and hence was considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians. The common species of India (H. griseus), known as the mongoose, has similar habits and is often domesticated. It is noted for killing the cobra.
(Zool.) Any hymenopterous insect of the family Ichneumonidae, of which several thousand species are known, belonging to numerous genera.
Ichneumonidan
a.
(Zool.) Of or pertaining to the Ichneumonidae, or ichneumon flies.
n.
• One of the Ichneumonidae.
Ichneumonides
n. pl.
(Zool.) The ichneumon flies.
Ichnite
n.
• A fossil footprint; as, the ichnites in the Triassic sandstone.
Ichnography
n.
(Drawing) A horizontal section of a building or other object, showing its true dimensions according to a geometric scale; a ground plan; a map; also, the art of making such plans.
Ichnolite
n.
• A fossil footprint; an ichnite.
Ichnolithology
n.
• Same as Ichnology.
Ichnological
a.
• Of or pertaining to ichnology.
Ichnology
n.
(Geol.) The branch of science which treats of fossil footprints.
Ichnoscopy
n.
• The search for the traces of anything.
Ichor
n.
(Class. Myth.) An ethereal fluid that supplied the place of blood in the veins of the gods.
• A thin, acrid, watery discharge from an ulcer, wound, etc.
Ichorhaemia
n.
(Med.) Infection of the blood with ichorous or putrid substances.
Ichorous
a.
• Of or like ichor; thin; watery; serous; sanious.
Ichthidin
n.
(Physiol. Chem.) A substance from the egg yolk of osseous fishes.
Ichthin
n.
(Physiol. Chem.) A nitrogenous substance resembling vitellin, present in the egg yolk of cartilaginous fishes.
Ichthulin
n.
(Physiol. Chem.) A substance from the yolk of salmon's egg.
Ichthus
n.
• In early Christian and eccesiastical art, an emblematic fish, or the Greek word for fish, which combined the initials of the Greek words , , , , Jesus, Christ, Son of God, Savior.
Ichthyic
a.
(Zool.) Like, or pertaining to, fishes.
Ichthyocoprolite
n.
(Geol.) Fossil dung of fishes.
Ichthyodorulite
n.
(Zool.) One of the spiny plates foundon the back and tail of certain skates.
Ichthyography
n.
• A treatise on fishes.
Ichthyohagy
n.
• The practice of eating, or living upon, fish.
Ichthyolatry
n.
• Worship of fishes, or of fish-shaped idols.
Ichthyolite
n.
(Paleon.) A fossil fish, or fragment of a fish.
Ichthyologist
n.
• One versed in, or who studies, ichthyology.
Ichthyology
n.
• The natural history of fishes; that branch of zoology which relates to fishes, including their structure, classification, and habits.
Ichthyomancy
n.
• Divination by the heads or the entrails of fishes.
Ichthyomorpha
n. pl.
(Zool.) The Urodela.
Ichthyoomy
n.
• The anatomy or dissection of fishes.
Ichthyophagist
n.
• One who eats, or subsists on, fish.
Ichthyophagous
a.
• Eating, or subsisting on, fish.
Ichthyophthira
n. pl.
(Zool.) A division of copepod crustaceans, including numerous species parasitic on fishes.
Ichthyopsida
n. pl.
(Zool.) A grand division of the Vertebrata, including the Amphibia and Fishes.
Ichthyopterygium
n.
(Anat.) The typical limb, or lateral fin, of fishes.
Ichthyornis
n.
(Paleon.) An extinct genus of toothed birds found in the American Cretaceous formation. It is remarkable for having biconcave vertebrae, and sharp, conical teeth set in sockets. Its wings were well developed. It is the type of the order Odontotormae.
Ichthyosaur
n.
(Paleon.) One of the Ichthyosaura.
Ichthyosauria
n. pl.
(Paleon.) An extinct order of marine reptiles, including Ichthyosaurus and allied forms; — called also Ichthyopterygia. They have not been found later than the Cretaceous period.
Ichthyosaurian
a.
(Paleon.) Of or pertaining to the Ichthyosauria.
n.
• One of the Ichthyosauria.
Ichthyosaurus
n.
(Paleon.) An extinct genus of marine reptiles; — so named from their short, biconcave vertebrae, resembling those of fishes. Several species, varying in length from ten to thirty feet, are known from the Liassic, Oolitic, and Cretaceous formations.
Ichthyosis
n.
(Med.) A disease in which the skin is thick, rough, and scaly; — called also fishskin.
Ichthyotomist
n.
• One skilled in ichthyotomy.
Ichthys
n.
• Same as Ichthus.
Icicle
n.
• A pendent, and usually conical, mass of ice, formed by freezing of dripping water; as, the icicles on the eaves of a house.
Icicled
a.
• Having icicles attached.
Icily
adv.
• In an icy manner; coldly.
Iciness
n.
• The state or quality of being icy or very cold; frigidity.
Icing
n.
• A coating or covering resembling ice, as of sugar and milk or white of egg; frosting.
Ickle
n.
• An icicle.
Icon
n.
• An image or representation; a portrait or pretended portrait.
Iconical
a.
• Pertaining to, or consisting of, images, pictures, or representations of any kind.
Iconism
n.
• The formation of a figure, representation, or semblance; a delineation or description.
Iconize
v. t.
• To form an image or likeness of.
Iconoclasm
n.
• The doctrine or practice of the iconoclasts; image breaking.
Iconoclast
n.
• A breaker or destroyer of images or idols; a determined enemy of idol worship.
• One who exposes or destroys impositions or shams; one who attacks cherished beliefs; a radical.
Iconoclastic
a.
• Of or pertaining to the iconoclasts, or to image breaking.
Iconographer
n.
• A maker of images.
Iconographic
a.
• Of or pertaining to iconography.
• Representing by means of pictures or diagrams; as, an icongraphic encyclopaedia.
Iconography
n.
• The art or representation by pictures or images; the description or study of portraiture or representation, as of persons; as, the iconography of the ancients.
• The study of representative art in general.
Iconolater
n.
• One who worships images.
Iconolatry
n.
• The worship of images as symbols; — distinguished from idolatry, the worship of images themselves.
Iconology
n.
• The discussion or description of portraiture or of representative images. Cf. Iconography.
Iconomachy
n.
• Hostility to images as objects of worship.
Iconomical
a.
• Opposed to pictures or images as objects of worship.
Iconophilist
n.
• A student, or lover of the study, of iconography.
Icosahedral
a.
(Geom.) Having twenty equal sides or faces.
Icosahedron
n.
(Geom.) A solid bounded by twenty sides or faces.
Icosandria
n. pl.
(Bot.) A Linnaean class of plants, having twenty or more stamens inserted in the calyx.
Icositetrahedron
n.
(Crystallog.) A twenty-four-sided solid; a tetragonal trisoctahedron or trapezohedron.
Icteric
n.
• A remedy for the jaundice.
Icteroid
a.
• Of a tint resembling that produced by jaundice; yellow; as, an icteroid tint or complexion.
Icterus
n.
(Med.) The jaundice.
Ictic
a.
• Pertaining to, or caused by, a blow; sudden; abrupt.
Ictus
n.
(Pros.) The stress of voice laid upon accented syllable of a word. Cf. Arsis.
(Med.) A stroke or blow, as in a sunstroke, the sting of an insect, pulsation of an artery, etc.
Icy
a.
• Pertaining to, resembling, or abounding in, ice; cold; frosty.
• Characterized by coldness, as of manner, influence, etc.; chilling; frigid; cold.
Id
n.
(Zool.) A small fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Leuciscus idus or Idus idus) of Europe. A domesticated variety, colored like the goldfish, is called orfe in Germany.
Idalian
a.
• Of or pertaining to Idalium, a mountain city in Cyprus, or to Venus, to whom it was sacred.
Ide
n.
(Zool.) Same as Id.
Idea
n.
• The transcript, image, or picture of a visible object, that is formed by the mind; also, a similar image of any object whatever, whether sensible or spiritual.
• A general notion, or a conception formed by generalization.
• Hence: Any object apprehended, conceived, or thought of, by the mind; a notion, conception, or thought; the real object that is conceived or thought of.
• A belief, option, or doctrine; a characteristic or controlling principle; as, an essential idea; the idea of development.
• A plan or purpose of action; intention; design.
• A rational conception; the complete conception of an object when thought of in all its essential elements or constituents; the necessary metaphysical or constituent attributes and relations, when conceived in the abstract.
• A fiction object or picture created by the imagination; the same when proposed as a pattern to be copied, or a standard to be reached; one of the archetypes or patterns of created things, conceived by the Platonists to have excited objectively from eternity in the mind of the Deity.
Ideal
a.
• Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge.
• Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty.
• Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal.
• Teaching the doctrine of idealism; as, the ideal theory or philosophy.
(Math.) Imaginary.
n.
• A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc.
Idealess
a.
• Destitute of an idea.
Idealism
n.
• The quality or state of being ideal.
• Conception of the ideal; imagery.
(Philos.) The system or theory that denies the existence of material bodies, and teaches that we have no rational grounds to believe in the reality of anything but ideas and their relations.
Idealist
n.
• One who idealizes; one who forms picturesque fancies; one given to romantic expectations.
• One who holds the doctrine of idealism.
Idealistic
a.
• Of or pertaining to idealists or their theories.
Ideality
n.
• The quality or state of being ideal.
• The capacity to form ideals of beauty or perfection.
(Phren.) The conceptive faculty.
Idealization
n.
• The act or process of idealizing.
(Fine Arts) The representation of natural objects, scenes, etc., in such a way as to show their most important characteristics; the study of the ideal.
Idealize
v. t.
• To make ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as, to idealize real life.
(Fine Arts) To treat in an ideal manner.
v. i.
• To form ideals.
Idealizer
n.
• An idealist.
Ideally
adv.
• In an ideal manner; by means of ideals; mentally.
Idealogic
a.
• Of or pertaining to an idealogue, or to idealization.
Idealogue
n.
• One given to fanciful ideas or theories; a theorist; a spectator.
Ideate
v. t.
• To form in idea; to fancy.
• To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize.
Ideation
n.
• The faculty or capacity of the mind for forming ideas; the exercise of this capacity; the act of the mind by which objects of sense are apprehended and retained as objects of thought.
Ideational
a.
• Pertaining to, or characterized by, ideation.
Idem
pron. or adj.
• The same; the same as above; — often abbreviated id.
Identic
a.
• Identical.
Identical
a.
• The same; the selfsame; the very same; not different; as, the identical person or thing.
• Uttering sameness or the same truth; expressing in the predicate what is given, or obviously implied, in the subject; tautological.
Identically
adv.
• In an identical manner; with respect to identity.
Identicalness
n.
• The quality or state of being identical; sameness.
Identifiable
a.
• Capable of being identified.
Identification
n.
• The act of identifying, or proving to be the same; also, the state of being identified.
Identify
v. t.
• To make to be the same; to unite or combine in such a manner as to make one; to treat as being one or having the same purpose or effect; to consider as the same in any relation.
• To establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify stolen property.
v. i.
• To become the same; to coalesce in interest, purpose, use, effect, etc.
Identism
n.
(Metaph.) The doctrine taught by Schelling, that matter and mind, and subject and object, are identical in the Absolute; — called also the system or doctrine of identity.
Identity
n.
• The state or quality of being identical, or the same; sameness.
• The condition of being the same with something described or asserted, or of possessing a character claimed; as, to establish the identity of stolen goods.
(Math.) An identical equation.
Ideogenical
a.
• Of or relating to ideology.
Ideogeny
n.
• The science which treats of the origin of ideas.
Ideogram
n.
• An original, pictorial element of writing; a kind of hieroglyph expressing no sound, but only an idea.
• A symbol used for convenience, or for abbreviation; as, 1, 2, 3, +, -, , $, , etc.
• A phonetic symbol; a letter.
Ideograph
n.
• Same as Ideogram.
Ideographics
n.
• The system of writing in ideographic characters; also, anything so written.
Ideography
n.
• The representation of ideas independently of sounds, or in an ideographic manner, as sometimes is done in shorthand writing, etc.
Ideological
a.
• Of or pertaining to ideology.
Ideologist
n.
• One who treats of ideas; one who theorizes or idealizes; one versed in the science of ideas, or who advocates the doctrines of ideology.
Ideology
n.
• The science of ideas.
(Metaph.) A theory of the origin of ideas which derives them exclusively from sensation.
Ides
n. pl.
(Anc. Rom. Calendar) The fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months.
Idioblast
n.
(Bot.) An individual cell, differing greatly from its neighbours in regard to size, structure, or contents.
Idiocracy
n.
• Peculiarity of constitution; that temperament, or state of constitution, which is peculiar to a person; idiosyncrasy.
Idiocrasis
n.
• Idiocracy.
Idiocy
n.
• The condition or quality of being an idiot; absence, or marked deficiency, of sense and intelligence.
Idiocyclophanous
a.
(Crystallog.) Same as Idiophanous.
Idioelectric
a.
(Physics) Electric by virtue of its own peculiar properties; capable of becoming electrified by friction; — opposed to anelectric.
n.
• An idioelectric substance.
Idiograph
n.
• A mark or signature peculiar to an individual; a trade-mark.
Idiolatry
n.
• Self-worship; excessive self-esteem.
Idiom
n.
• The syntactical or structural form peculiar to any language; the genius or cast of a language.
• An expression conforming or appropriate to the peculiar structural form of a language; in extend use, an expression sanctioned by usage, having a sense peculiar to itself and not agreeing with the logical sense of its structural form; also, the phrase forms peculiar to a particular author.
• Dialect; a variant form of a language.
Idiomorphic
a.
• Idiomorphous.
Idiomorphous
a.
• Having a form of its own.
(Crystallog.) Apperaing in distinct crystals; — said of the mineral constituents of a rock.
Idiomuscular
a.
(Physiol.) Applied to a semipermanent contraction of a muscle, produced by a mechanical irritant.
Idiopathetic
a.
• Idiopathic.
Idiopathy
n.
• A peculiar, or individual, characteristic or affection.
(Med.) A morbid state or condition not preceded or occasioned by any other disease; a primary disease.
Idiophanous
a.
(Crystallog.) Exhibiting interference figures without the aid of a polariscope, as certain crystals.
Idioplasm
n.
(Biol.) Same as Idioplasma.
Idioplasma
n.
(Biol.) That portion of the cell protoplasm which is the seat of all active changes, and which carries on the function of hereditary transmission; — distinguished from the other portion, which is termed nutritive plasma.
Idiorepulsive
a.
• Repulsive by itself; as, the idiorepulsive power of heat.
Idiosyncrasy
n.
• A peculiarity of physical or mental constitution or temperament; a characteristic belonging to, and distinguishing, an individual; characteristic susceptibility; idiocrasy; eccentricity.
Idiot
n.
• A man in private station, as distinguished from one holding a public office.
• An unlearned, ignorant, or simple person, as distinguished from the educated; an ignoramus.
• A human being destitute of the ordinary intellectual powers, whether congenital, developmental, or accidental; commonly, a person without understanding from birth; a natural fool; a natural; an innocent.
• A fool; a simpleton; — a term of reproach.
Idiotcy
n.
• Idiocy.
Idioted
a.
• Rendered idiotic; befooled.
Idiothermic
a.
• Self-heating; warmed, as the body of animal, by process going on within itself.
Idiotically
adv.
• In a idiotic manner.
Idioticon
n.
• A dictionary of a peculiar dialect, or of the words and phrases peculiar to one part of a country; a glossary.
Idiotish
a.
• Like an idiot; foolish.
Idiotism
n.
• An idiom; a form, mode of expression, or signification, peculiar to a language.
• Lack of knowledge or mental capacity; idiocy; foolishness.
Idiotize
v. i.
• To become stupid.
Idiotry
n.
• Idiocy.
Idle
a.
• Of no account; useless; vain; trifling; unprofitable; thoughtless; silly; barren.
• Not called into active service; not turned to appropriate use; unemployed; as, idle hours.
• Not employed; unoccupied with business; inactive; doing nothing; as, idle workmen.
• Given rest and ease; averse to labor or employment; lazy; slothful; as, an idle fellow.
• Light-headed; foolish.
v. i.
• To lose or spend time in inaction, or without being employed in business.
v. t.
• To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume; — often followed by away; as, to idle away an hour a day.
Idleness
n.
• The condition or quality of being idle (in the various senses of that word); uselessness; fruitlessness; triviality; inactivity; laziness.
Idler
n.
• One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction; a lazy person; a sluggard.
(Naut.) One who has constant day duties on board ship, and keeps no regular watch.
(Mach.) An idle wheel or pulley.
Idly
adv.
• In a idle manner; ineffectually; vainly; lazily; carelessly; () foolishly.
Idocrase
n.
(Min.) Same as Vesuvianite.
Idol
n.
• An image or representation of anything.
• An image of a divinity; a representation or symbol of a deity or any other being or thing, made or used as an object of worship; a similitude of a false god.
• That on which the affections are strongly (often excessively) set; an object of passionate devotion; a person or thing greatly loved or adored.
• A false notion or conception; a fallacy.
Idolastre
n.
• An idolater.
Idolater
n.
• A worshiper of idols; one who pays divine honors to images, statues, or representations of anything made by hands; one who worships as a deity that which is not God; a pagan.
• An adorer; a great admirer.
Idolatress
n.
• A female worshiper of idols.
Idolatrical
a.
• Idolatrous.
Idolatrize
v. i.
• To worship idols; to pay idolatrous worship.
v. t.
• To make in idol of; to idolize.
Idolatrous
a.
• Of or pertaining to idolatry; partaking of the nature of idolatry; given to idolatry or the worship of false gods; as, idolatrous sacrifices.
• Consisting in, or partaking of, an excessive attachment or reverence; as, an idolatrous veneration for antiquity.
Idolatrously
adv.
• In a idolatrous manner.
Idolatry
n.
• The worship of idols, images, or anything which is not God; the worship of false gods.
• Excessive attachment or veneration for anything; respect or love which borders on adoration.
Idolish
a.
• Idolatrous.
Idolism
n.
• The worship of idols.
Idolist
n.
• A worshiper of idols.
Idolize
v. t.
• To make an idol of; to pay idolatrous worship to; as, to idolize the sacred bull in Egypt.
• To love to excess; to love or reverence to adoration; as, to idolize gold, children, a hero.
v. i.
• To practice idolatry.
Idolizer
n.
• One who idolizes or loves to the point of reverence; an idolater.
Idoloclast
n.
• A breaker of idols; an iconoclast.
Idolographical
a.
• Descriptive of idols.
Idolous
a.
• Idolatrous.
Idoneous
a.
• Appropriate; suitable; proper; fit; adequate.
Idorgan
n.
(Biol.) A morphological unit, consisting of two or more plastids, which does not possess the positive character of the person or stock, in distinction from the physiological organ or biorgan.
Idumean
a.
• Of or pertaining to ancient Idumea, or Edom, in Western Asia.
n.
• An inhabitant of Idumea, an Edomite.
Idyl
n.
• A short poem; properly, a short pastoral poem; as, the idyls of Theocritus; also, any poem, especially a narrative or descriptive poem, written in an eleveted and highly finished style; also, by extension, any artless and easily flowing description, either in poetry or prose, of simple, rustic life, of pastoral scenes, and the like.
Idyllic
a.
• Of or belonging to idyls.
If
conj.
• In case that; granting, allowing, or supposing that; — introducing a condition or supposition.
• Whether; — in dependent questions.
Ifere
a.
• Together.
Igasuric
a.
(Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, nux vomica or St. Ignatius's bean; as, igasuric acid.
Igasurine
n.
(Chem.) An alkaloid found in nux vomica, and extracted as a white crystalline substance.
Igloo
n.
• An Eskimo snow house.
(Zool.) A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the ice.
Igneous
a.
• Pertaining to, having the nature of, fire; containing fire; resembling fire; as, an igneous appearance.
(Geol.) Resulting from, or produced by, the action of fire; as, lavas and basalt are igneous rocks.
Ignescent
a.
• Emitting sparks of fire when struck with steel; scintillating; as, ignescent stones.
Ignicolist
n.
• A worshiper of fire.
Igniferous
a.
• Producing fire.
Ignifluous
a.
• Flowing with fire.
Ignify
v. t.
• To form into fire.
Ignigenous
a.
• Produced by the action of fire, as lava.
Ignipotence
n.
• Power over fire.
Ignipotent
a.
• Presiding over fire; also, fiery.
Ignite
v. t.
• To kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood.
(Chem.) To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; — often said of incombustible or infusible substances; as, to ignite iron or platinum.
v. i.
• To take fire; to begin to burn.
Ignitible
a.
• Capable of being ignited.
Ignition
n.
• The act of igniting, kindling, or setting on fire.
• The state of being ignited or kindled.
Ignitor
n.
• One who, or that which, produces ignition; especially, a contrivance for igniting the powder in a torpedo or the like.
Ignivomous
a.
• Vomiting fire.
Ignobility
n.
• Ignobleness.
Ignoble
a.
• Of low birth or family; not noble; not illustrious; plebeian; common; humble.
• Not honorable, elevated, or generous; base.
(Zool.) Not a true or noble falcon; — said of certain hawks, as the goshawk.
v. t.
• To make ignoble.
Ignobleness
n.
• State or quality of being ignoble.
Ignobly
adv.
• In an ignoble manner; basely.
Ignominious
a.
• Marked with ignominy; in curring public disgrace; dishonorable; shameful.
• Deserving ignominy; despicable.
• Humiliating; degrading; as, an ignominious judgment or sentence.
Ignominiously
adv.
• In an ignominious manner; disgracefully; shamefully; ingloriously.
Ignominy
n.
• Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.
• An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.
Ignomy
n.
• Ignominy.
Ignoramus
n.
(Law) We are ignorant; we ignore; — being the word formerly written on a bill of indictment by a grand jury when there was not sufficient evidence to warrant them in finding it a true bill. The phrase now used is, "No bill," "No true bill," or "Not found," though in some jurisdictions "Ignored" is still used.
• A stupid, ignorant person; a vain pretender to knowledge; a dunce.
Ignorance
n.
• The condition of being ignorant; the want of knowledge in general, or in relation to a particular subject; the state of being uneducated or uninformed.
(Theol.) A willful neglect or refusal to acquire knowledge which one may acquire and it is his duty to have.
Ignorant
a.
• Destitute of knowledge; uninstructed or uninformed; untaught; unenlightened.
• Unacquainted with; unconscious or unaware; — used with of.
• Unknown; undiscovered.
• Resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly.
n.
• A person untaught or uninformed; one unlettered or unskilled; an ignoramous.
Ignorantism
n.
• The spirit of those who extol the advantage to ignorance; obscuriantism.
Ignorantist
n.
• One opposed to the diffusion of knowledge; an obscuriantist.
Ignorantly
adv.
• In a ignorant manner; without knowledge; inadvertently.
Ignore
v. t.
• To be ignorant of or not acquainted with.
(Law) To throw out or reject as false or ungrounded; — said of a bill rejected by a grand jury for want of evidence.
• Hence: To refuse to take notice of; to shut the eyes to; not to recognize; to disregard willfully and causelessly; as, to ignore certain facts; to ignore the presence of an objectionable person.
Ignoscible
a.
• Pardonable.
Ignote
a.
• Unknown.
n.
• One who is unknown.
Iguana
n.
(Zool.) Any species of the genus Iguana, a genus of large American lizards of the family Iguanidae. They are arboreal in their habits, usually green in color, and feed chiefly upon fruits.
Iguanian
a.
(Zool.) Resembling, or pertaining to, the iguana.
Iguanid
a.
(Zool.) Same as Iguanoid.
Iguanodon
n.
(Paleon.) A genus of gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs having a birdlike pelvis and large hind legs with three-toed feet capable of supporting the entire body. Its teeth resemble those of the iguana, whence its name. Several species are known, mostly from the Wealden of England and Europe.
Iguanodont
a.
(Paleon.) Like or pertaining to the genus Iguanodon.
Iguanoid
a.
(Zool.) Pertaining to the Iguanidae.
Ihram
n.
• The peculiar dress worn by pilgrims to Mecca.
Ik
pron.
• I
Ile
n.
• Ear of corn.
n.
• An aisle.
n.
• An isle.
Ileocaecal
a.
(Anat.) Pertaining to the ileum and caecum.
Ileocolic
a.
(Anat.) Pertaining to the ileum and colon; as, the ileocolic, or ileocaecal, valve, a valve where the ileum opens into the large intestine.
Ileum
n.
(Anat.) The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine.
Ileus
n.
(Med.) A morbid condition due to intestinal obstruction. It is characterized by complete constipation, with griping pains in the abdomen, which is greatly distended, and in the later stages by vomiting of fecal matter. Called also ileac, or iliac, passion.
Ilex
n.
(Bot.) The holm oak (Quercus Ilex).
• A genus of evergreen trees and shrubs, including the common holly.
Iliac
a.
• Pertaining to ancient Ilium, or Troy.
a.
(Anat.) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the ilium, or dorsal bone of the pelvis; as, the iliac artery.
Iliacal
a.
• Iliac.
Ilial
a.
(Anat.) Pertaining to the ilium; iliac.
Iliche
adv.
• Alike.
Ilicic
a.
• Pertaining to, or derived from, the holly (Ilex), and allied plants; as, ilicic acid.
Ilicin
n.
(Chem.) The bitter principle of the holly.
Iliofemoral
a.
(Anat.) Pertaining to the ilium and femur; as, iliofemoral ligaments.
Iliolumbar
a.
(Anat.) Pertaining to the iliac and lumbar regions; as, the iliolumbar artery.
Iliopsoas
n.
(Anat.) The great flexor muscle of the hip joint, divisible into two parts, the iliac and great psoas, — often regarded as distinct muscles.
Ilium
n.
(Anat.) The dorsal one of the three principal bones comprising either lateral half of the pelvis; the dorsal or upper part of the hip bone.
Ilixanthin
n.
(Chem.) A yellow dye obtained from the leaves of the holly.
Ilk
a.
• Same; each; every.
Ilke
a.
• Same.
Ill
a.
• Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable.
• Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper.
• Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of a fever.
• Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant.
n.
• Whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or prevents success; evil of any kind; misfortune; calamity; disease; pain; as, the ills of humanity.
• Whatever is contrary to good, in a moral sense; wickedness; depravity; iniquity; wrong; evil.
adv.
• In a ill manner; badly; weakly.
Illabile
a.
• Incapable of falling or erring; infalliable.
Illacerable
a.
• Not lacerable; incapable of being torn or rent.
Illacrymable
a.
• Incapable of weeping.
Illapsable
a.
• Incapable of slipping, or of error.
Illapse
v. i.
• To fall or glide; to pass; — usually followed by into.
n.
• A gliding in; an immisson or entrance of one thing into another; also, a sudden descent or attack.
Illaqueable
a.
• Capable of being insnared or entrapped.
Illaqueate
v. t.
• To insnare; to entrap; to entangle; to catch.
Illaqueation
n.
• The act of catching or insnaring.
• A snare; a trap.
Illation
n.
• The act or process of inferring from premises or reasons; perception of the connection between ideas; that which is inferred; inference; deduction; conclusion.
Illative
a.
• Relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive; as, an illative consequence or proposition; an illative word, as then, therefore, etc.
n.
• An illative particle, as for, because.
Illatively
adv.
• By inference; as an illative; in an illative manner.
Illaudable
a.
• Not laudable; not praise-worthy; worthy of censure or disapprobation.
Illecebration
n.
• Allurement.
Illecebrous
a.
• Alluring; attractive; enticing.
Illegal
a.
• Not according to, or authorized by, law; specif., contrary to, or in violation of, human law; unlawful; illicit; hence, immoral; as, an illegal act; illegal trade; illegal love.
Illegality
n.
• The quality or condition of being illegal; unlawfulness; as, the illegality of trespass or of false imprisonment; also, an illegal act.
Illegalize
v. t.
• To make or declare illegal or unlawful.
Illegally
adv.
• In a illegal manner; unlawfully.
Illegalness
n.
• Illegality, unlawfulness.
Illegibility
n.
• The state or quality of being illegible.
Illegible
a.
• Incapable of being read; not legible; as, illegible handwriting; an illegible inscription.
Illegitimacy
n.
• The state of being illegitimate.
Illegitimate
a.
• Not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful; improper.
• Unlawfully begotten; born out of wedlock; bastard; as, an illegitimate child.
• Not legitimately deduced or inferred; illogical; as, an illegitimate inference.
• Not authorized by good usage; not genuine; spurious; as, an illegitimate word.
v. t.
• To render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize.
Illegitimately
adv.
• In a illegitimate manner; unlawfully.
Illegitimation
n.
• The act of illegitimating; bastardizing.
• The state of being illegitimate; illegitimacy.
Illegitimatize
v. t.
• To render illegitimate; to bastardize.
Illesive
a.
• Not injurious; harmless.
Illeviable
a.
• Not leviable; incapable of being imposed, or collected.
Illiberal
a.
• Not liberal; not free or generous; close; niggardly; mean; sordid.
• Indicating a lack of breeding, culture, and the like; ignoble; rude; narrow-minded; disingenuous.
• Not well authorized or elegant; as, illiberal words in Latin.
Illiberalism
n.
• Illiberality.
Illiberality
n.
• The state or quality of being illiberal; narrowness of mind; meanness; niggardliness.
Illiberalize
v. t.
• To make illiberal.
Illiberally
adv.
• In a illiberal manner, ungenerously; uncharitably; parsimoniously.
Illiberalness
n.
• The state of being illiberal; illiberality.
Illicit
a.
• Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as, illicit trade; illicit intercourse; illicit pleasure.
Illicitous
a.
• Illicit.
Illicium
n.
(Bot.) A genus of Asiatic and American magnoliaceous trees, having star-shaped fruit; star anise. The fruit of Illicium anisatum is used as a spice in India, and its oil is largely used in Europe for flavoring cordials, being almost identical with true oil of anise.
Illighten
v. t.
• To enlighten.
Illimitable
a.
• Incapable of being limited or bounded; immeasurable; limitless; boundless; as, illimitable space.
Illimitation
n.
• State of being illimitable; want of, or freedom from, limitation.
Illimited
a.
• Not limited; interminable.
Illinition
n.
• A smearing or rubbing in or on; also, that which is smeared or rubbed on, as ointment or liniment.
• A thin crust of some extraneous substance formed on minerals.
Illinois
n.sing. & pl.
(Ethnol.) A tribe of North American Indians, which formerly occupied the region between the Wabash and Mississippi rivers.
Illiquation
n.
• The melting or dissolving of one thing into another.
Illish
a.
• Somewhat ill.
Illision
n.
• The act of dashing or striking against.
Illiteracy
n.
• The state of being illiterate, or uneducated; want of learning, or knowledge; ignorance; specifically, inability to read and write; as, the illiteracy shown by the last census.
• An instance of ignorance; a literary blunder.
Illiteral
a.
• Not literal.
Illiterate
a.
• Ignorant of letters or books; unlettered; uninstructed; uneducated; as, an illiterate man, or people.
Illiterature
n.
• Want of learning; illiteracy.
Illness
n.
• The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness.
• Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness; as, a short or a severe illness.
• Wrong moral conduct; wickedness.
Illocality
n.
• Want of locality or place.
Illogical
a.
• Ignorant or negligent of the rules of logic or correct reasoning; as, an illogical disputant; contrary of the rules of logic or sound reasoning; as, an illogical inference.
Illtreat
v. t.
• To treat cruelly or improperly; to ill use; to maltreat.
Illude
v. t.
• To play upon by artifice; to deceive; to mock; to excite and disappoint the hopes of.
Illume
v. t.
• To throw or spread light upon; to make light or bright; to illuminate; to illumine.
Illuminable
a.
• Capable of being illuminated.
Illuminant
n.
• That which illuminates or affords light; as, gas and petroleum are illuminants.
Illuminary
a.
• Illuminative.
Illuminate
v. t.
• To make light; to throw light on; to supply with light, literally or figuratively; to brighten.
• To light up; to decorate with artificial lights, as a building or city, in token of rejoicing or respect.
• To adorn, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages.
• To make plain or clear; to dispel the obscurity to by knowledge or reason; to explain; to elucidate; as, to illuminate a text, a problem, or a duty.
v. i.
• To light up in token or rejoicing.
a.
• Enlightened.
n.
• One who enlightened; esp., a pretender to extraordinary light and knowledge.
Illuminati
n. pl.
• Literally, those who are enlightened; — variously applied as follows: -
(Eccl.) Persons in the early church who had received baptism; in which ceremony a lighted taper was given them, as a symbol of the spiritual illumination they has received by that sacrament.
(Eccl. Hist.) Members of a sect which sprung up in Spain about the year 1575. Their principal doctrine was, that, by means of prayer, they had attained to so perfect a state as to have no need of ordinances, sacraments, good works, etc.; — called also Alumbrados, Perfectibilists, etc.
(Mod. Hist.) Members of certain associations in Modern Europe, who combined to promote social reforms, by which they expected to raise men and society to perfection, esp. of one originated in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, professor of canon law at Ingolstadt, which spread rapidly for a time, but ceased after a few years.
• An obscure sect of French Familists.
• The Hesychasts, Mystics, and Quietists;
• The Rosicrucians.
• Any persons who profess special spiritual or intellectual enlightenment.
Illuminating
a.
• Giving or producing light; used for illumination.
Illumination
n.
• The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.
• Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.
• Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations.
• That which is illuminated, as a house; also, an ornamented book or manuscript.
• That which illuminates or gives light; brightness; splendor; especially, intellectual light or knowledge.
(Theol.) The special communication of knowledge to the mind by God; inspiration.
Illuminatism
n.
• Illuminism.
Illuminative
a.
• Tending to illuminate or illustrate; throwing light; illustrative.
Illuminator
n.
• One whose occupation is to adorn books, especially manuscripts, with miniatures, borders, etc.
• A condenser or reflector of light in optical apparatus; also, an illuminant.
Illumine
v. t.
• To illuminate; to light up; to adorn.
Illuminee
n.
• One of the Illuminati.
Illuminer
n.
• One who, or that which, illuminates.
Illuminism
n.
• The principles of the Illuminati.
Illuministic
a.
• Of or pertaining to illuminism, or the Illuminati.
Illuminize
v. t.
• To initiate the doctrines or principles of the Illuminati.
Illuminous
a.
• Bright; clear.
Illure
v. t.
• To deceive; to entice; to lure.
Illusion
n.
• An unreal image presented to the bodily or mental vision; a deceptive appearance; a false show; mockery; hallucination.
• Hence: Anything agreeably fascinating and charning; enchantment; witchery; glamour.
(Physiol.) A sensation originated by some external object, but so modified as in any way to lead to an erroneous perception; as when the rolling of a wagon is mistaken for thunder.
• A plain, delicate lace, usually of silk, used for veils, scarfs, dresses, etc.
Illusionable
a.
• Liable to illusion.
Illusionist
n.
• One given to illusion; a visionary dreamer.
Illusive
a.
• Deceiving by false show; deceitful; deceptive; false; illusory; unreal.
Illusively
adv.
• In a illusive manner; falsely.
Illusiveness
n.
• The quality of being illusive; deceptiveness; false show.
Illusory
a.
• Deceiving, or tending of deceive; fallacious; illusive; as, illusory promises or hopes.
Illustrable
a.
• Capable of illustration.
Illustrate
v. t.
• To make clear, bright, or luminous.
• To set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously.
• To make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples.
• To adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance.
• To give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify.
a.
• Illustrated; distinguished; illustrious.
Illustration
n.
• The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.
• That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
• A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.
Illustrative
a.
• Tending or designed to illustrate, exemplify, or elucidate.
• Making illustrious.
Illustratively
adv.
• By way of illustration or elucidation.
Illustrator
n.
• One who illustrates.
Illustratory
a.
• Serving to illustrate.
Illustrious
a.
• Possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous; splendid.
• Characterized by greatness, nobleness, etc.; eminent; conspicuous; distinguished.
• Conferring luster or honor; renowned; as, illustrious deeds or titles.
Illustriously
adv.
• In a illustrious manner; conspicuously; eminently; famously.
Illustriousness
n.
• The state or quality of being eminent; greatness; grandeur; glory; fame.
Illustrous
a.
• Without luster.
Illutation
n.
• The act or operation of smearing the body with mud, especially with the sediment from mineral springs; a mud bath.
Illuxurious
a.
• Not luxurious.
Illy
adv.
Ilmenium
n.
(Chem.) A supposed element claimed to have been discovered by R.Harmann.
Ilvaite
n.
(Min.) A silicate of iron and lime occurring in black prismatic crystals and columnar masses.
Image
n.
• An imitation, representation, or similitude of any person, thing, or act, sculptured, drawn, painted, or otherwise made perceptible to the sight; a visible presentation; a copy; a likeness; an effigy; a picture; a semblance.
• Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol.
• Show; appearance; cast.
• A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
(Rhet.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor.
(Opt.) The figure or picture of any object formed at the focus of a lens or mirror, by rays of light from the several points of the object symmetrically refracted or reflected to corresponding points in such focus; this may be received on a screen, a photographic plate, or the retina of the eye, and viewed directly by the eye, or with an eyeglass, as in the telescope and microscope; the likeness of an object formed by reflection; as, to see one's image in a mirror.
v. t.
• To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure.
• To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
Imageable
a.
• That may be imaged.
Imageless
a.
• Having no image.
Imager
n.
• One who images or forms likenesses; a sculptor.
Imagery
n.
• The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass.
• Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
• The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
• Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.
Imaginability
n.
• Capacity for imagination.
Imaginable
a.
• Capable of being imagined; conceivable.
Imaginal
a.
• Characterized by imagination; imaginative; also, given to the use or rhetorical figures or imagins.
(Zool.) Of or pertaining to an imago.
Imaginant
a.
• Imagining; conceiving.
n.
• An imaginer.
Imaginarily
a.
• In a imaginary manner; in imagination.
Imaginariness
n.
• The state or quality of being imaginary; unreality.
Imaginary
a.
• Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal.(Alg.)(Geom.)
n.
(Alg.) An imaginary expression or quantity.
Imaginate
a.
• Imaginative.
Imagination
n.
• The imagine-making power of the mind; the power to create or reproduce ideally an object of sense previously perceived; the power to call up mental imagines.
• The representative power; the power to reconstruct or recombine the materials furnished by direct apprehension; the complex faculty usually termed the plastic or creative power; the fancy.
• The power to recombine the materials furnished by experience or memory, for the accomplishment of an elevated purpose; the power of conceiving and expressing the ideal.
• A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion.
Imaginational
a.
• Pertaining to, involving, or caused by, imagination.
Imaginationalism
n.
• Idealism.
Imaginative
a.
• Proceeding from, and characterized by, the imagination, generally in the highest sense of the word.
• Given to imagining; full of images, fancies, etc.; having a quick imagination; conceptive; creative.
• Unreasonably suspicious; jealous.
Imagine
v. t.
• To form in the mind a notion or idea of; to form a mental image of; to conceive; to produce by the imagination.
• To contrive in purpose; to scheme; to devise; to compass; to purpose.
• To represent to one's self; to think; to believe.
v. i.
• To form images or conceptions; to conceive; to devise.
• To think; to suppose.
Imaginer
n.
• One who forms ideas or conceptions; one who contrives.
Imaginous
a.
• Imaginative.
Imago
n.
• An image.
(Zool.) The final adult, and usually winged, state of an insect.
Imaret
n.
• A lodging house for Mohammedan pilgrims.
Imban
v. t.
• To put under a ban.
Imband
v. t.
• To form into a band or bands.
Imbank
v. t.
• To inclose or defend with a bank or banks.
Imbankment
n.
• The act of surrounding with a bank; a bank or mound raised for defense, a roadway, etc.; an embankment.
Imbannered
a.
• Having banners.
Imbar
v. t.
• To bar in; to secure.
Imbarn
v. t.
• To store in a barn.
Imbase
v. i.
• To diminish in value.
Imbastardize
v. t.
• To bastardize; to debase.
Imbathe
v. t.
• To bathe; to wash freely; to immerce.
Imbecile
a.
• Destitute of strength, whether of body or mind; feeble; impotent; esp., mentally wea; feeble-minded; as, hospitals for the imbecile and insane.
n.
• One destitute of strength; esp., one of feeble mind.
v. t.
• To weaken; to make imbecile; as, to imbecile men's courage.
Imbecilitate
v. t.
• To weaken, as to the body or the mind; to enfeeble.
Imbecility
n.
• The quality of being imbecile; weakness; feebleness, esp. of mind.
Imbed
v. t.
• To sink or lay, as in a bed; to deposit in a partly inclosing mass, as of clay or mortar; to cover, as with earth, sand, etc.
Imbellic
a.
• Not warlike or martial.
Imbenching
n.
• A raised work like a bench.
Imbibe
v. t.
• To drink in; to absorb; to suck or take in; to receive as by drinking; as, a person imbibes drink, or a sponge imbibes moisture.
• To receive or absorb into the mind and retain; as, to imbibe principles; to imbibe errors.
• To saturate; to imbue.
Imbiber
n.
• One who, or that which, imbibes.
Imbibition
n.
• The act or process of imbibing, or absorbing; as, the post-mortem imbibition of poisons.
Imbitter
v. t.
• To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour, or malignant.
Imbitterer
n.
• One who, or that which, imbitters.
Imbitterment
n.
• The act of imbittering; bitter feeling; embitterment.
Imbody
v. i.
• To become corporeal; to assume the qualities of a material body.
Imbonity
n.
• Want of goodness.
Imborder
v. t.
• To furnish or inclose with a border; to form a border of.
Imbosk
v. t.
• To conceal, as in bushes; to hide.
v. i.
• To be concealed.
Imbosom
v. t.
• To hold in the bosom; to cherish in the heart or affection; to embosom.
• To inclose or place in the midst of; to surround or shelter; as, a house imbosomed in a grove.
Imbosture
n.
• Embossed or raised work.
Imbound
v. t.
• To inclose in limits; to shut in.
Imbow
v. t.
• To make like a bow; to curve; to arch; to vault; to embow.
Imbowment
n.
• act of imbowing; an arch; a vault.
Imbox
v. t.
• To inclose in a box.
Imbracery
n.
• Embracery.
Imbrangle
v. t.
• To entangle as in a cobweb; to mix confusedly.
Imbreed
v. t.
• To generate within; to inbreed.
Imbricate
v. t.
• To lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface.
Imbrication
n.
• An overlapping of the edges, like that of tiles or shingles; hence, intricacy of structure; also, a pattern or decoration representing such a structure.
Imbricative
a.
(Bot.) Imbricate.
Imbrocado
n.
• Cloth of silver or of gold.
Imbroglio
n.
• An intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of fiction.
• A complicated and embarrassing state of things; a serious misunderstanding.
Imbrown
v. t.
• To make brown; to obscure; to darken; to tan; as, features imbrowned by exposure.
Imbrue
v. t.
• To wet or moisten; to soak; to drench, especially in blood.
Imbruement
n.
• The act of imbruing or state of being imbrued.
Imbrute
v. t.
• To degrade to the state of a brute; to make brutal.
v. i.
• To sink to the state of a brute.
Imbrutement
n.
• The act of imbruting, or the state of being imbruted.
Imbue
v. t.
• To tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes thoroughly imbued with black.
• To tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles.
Imbuement
n.
• The act of imbuing; the state of being imbued; hence, a deep tincture.
Imburse
v. t.
• To supply or stock with money.
Imbursement
n.
• The act of imbursing, or the state of being imbursed.
• Money laid up in stock.
Imbution
n.
• An imbuing.
Imesatin
n.
(Chem.) A dark yellow, crystalline substance, obtained by the action of ammonia on isatin.
Imide
n.
(Chem.) A compound with, or derivative of, the imido group; specif., a compound of one or more acid radicals with the imido group, or with a monamine; hence, also, a derivative of ammonia, in which two atoms of hydrogen have been replaced by divalent basic or acid radicals; — frequently used as a combining form; as, succinimide.
Imido
a.
(Chem.) Pertaining to, containing, or combined with, the radical NH, which is called the imido group.
Imitability
n.
• The quality of being imitable.
Imitable
a.
• Capble of being imitated or copied.
• Worthy of imitation; as, imitable character or qualities.
Imitableness
n.
• The state or quality of being imitable; worthness of imitation.
Imitancy
n.
• Tendency to imitation.
Imitate
v. t.
• To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.
• To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy.
(Biol.) To resemble (another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object) in form, color, ornamentation, or instinctive habits, so as to derive an advantage thereby; sa, when a harmless snake imitates a venomous one in color and manner, or when an odorless insect imitates, in color, one having secretion offensive to birds.
Imitater
n.
• One who imitates.
Imitation
n.
• The act of imitating.
• That which is made or produced as a copy; that which is made to resemble something else, whether for laudable or for fraudulent purposes; likeness; resemblance.
(Mus.) One of the principal means of securing unity and consistency in polyphonic composition; the repetition of essentially the same melodic theme, phrase, or motive, on different degrees of pitch, by one or more of the other parts of voises. Cf. Canon.
(Biol.) The act of condition of imitating another species of animal, or a plant, or unanimate object.
Imitational
a.
• Pertaining to, or employed in, imitation; as, imitational propensities.
Imitative
a.
• Inclined to imitate, copy, or follow; imitating; exhibiting some of the qualities or characteristics of a pattern or model; dependent on example; not original; as, man is an imitative being; painting is an imitative art.
• Formed after a model, pattern, or original.
(Nat. Hist.) Designed to imitate another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object, for some useful purpose, such as protection from enemies; having resamblance to something else; as, imitative colors; imitative habits; dendritic and mammillary forms of minerals are imitative.
n.
(Gram.) A verb expressive of imitation or resemblance.
Imitatorship
n.
• The state or office of an imitator.
Imitatress
n.
• A woman who is an imitator.
Imitatrix
n.
• An imitatress.
Immaculate
a.
• Without stain or blemish; spotless; undefiled; clear; pure.
Immailed
a.
• Wearing mail or armor; clad of armor.
Immalleable
a.
• Not maleable.
Immanacle
v. t.
• To manacle; to fetter; hence; to confine; to restrain from free action.
Immanation
n.
• A flowing or entering in; — opposed to emanation.
Immane
a.
• Very great; huge; vast; also, monstrous in character; inhuman; atrocious; fierce.
Immanent
a.
• Remaining within; inherent; indwelling; abiding; intrinsic; internal or subjective; hence, limited in activity, agency, or effect, to the subject or associated acts; — opposed to emanant, transitory, transitive, or objective.
Immanifest
a.
• Not manifest.
Immanity
n.
• The state or quality of being immane; barbarity.
Immanuel
n.
• God with us; — an appellation of the Christ.
Immarcescible
a.
• Unfading; lasting.
Immarcescibly
adv.
• Unfadingly.
Immarginate
a.
(Bot.) Not having a distinctive margin or border.
Immartial
a.
• Not martial; unwarlike.
Immask
v. t.
• To cover, as with a mask; to disguise or conceal.
Immatchable
a.
• Matchless; peerless.
Immaterialism
n.
• The doctrine that immaterial substances or spiritual being exist, or are possible.
(Philos.) The doctrine that external bodies may be reduced to mind and ideas in a mind; any doctrine opposed to materialism or phenomenalism, esp. a system that maintains the immateriality of the soul; idealism; esp., Bishop Berkeley's theory of idealism.
Immaterialist
n.
(Philos.) One who believes in or professes, immaterialism.
Immateriality
n.
• The state or quality of being immaterial or incorporeal; as, the immateriality of the soul.
Immaterialize
v. t.
• To render immaterial or incorporeal.
Immaterially
adv.
• In an immaterial manner; without matter or corporeal substance.
• In an unimportant manner or degree.
Immaterialness
n.
• The state or quality of being immaterial; immateriality.
Immateriate
a.
• Immaterial.
Immaterrial
a.
• Not consisting of matter; incorporeal; spiritual; disembodied.
• Of no substantial consequence; without weight or significance; unimportant; as, it is wholly immaterial whether he does so or not.
Immature
a.
• Not mature; unripe; not arrived at perfection of full development; crude; unfinished; as, immature fruit; immature character; immature plans.
• Premature; untimely; too early; as, an immature death.
Immatured
a.
• Immature.
Immaturely
adv.
• In an immature manner.
Immatureness
n.
• The state or quality of being immature; immaturity.
Immaturity
n.
• The state or quality of being immature or not fully developed; unripeness; incompleteness.
Immeability
n.
• Want of power to pass, or to permit passage; impassableness.
Immeasurability
n.
• The quality of being immeasurable; immensurability.
Immeasurable
a.
• Incapble of being measured; indefinitely extensive; illimitable; immensurable; vast.
Immeasurableness
n.
• The state or quality of being immeasurable.
Immeasurably
adv.
• In an immeasurable manner or degree.
Immeasured
a.
• Immeasurable.
Immechanical
a.
• Not mechanical.
Immedeatism
n.
• Immediateness.
Immediacy
n.
• The relation of freedom from the interventionof a medium; immediateness.
Immediate
a.
• Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact.
• Not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant.
• Acting with nothing interposed or between, or without the intervention of another object as a cause, means, or agency; acting, perceived, or produced, directly; as, an immediate cause.
Immediately
adv.
• In an immediate manner; without intervention of any other person or thing; proximately; directly; — opposed to mediately; as, immediately contiguous.
• Without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once.
• As soon as. Cf. Directly, 8, Note.
Immediateness
n.
• The quality or relations of being immediate in manner, place, or time; exemption from second or interventing causes.
Immedicable
a.
• Not to be healed; incurable.
Immelodious
a.
• Not melodious.
Immemorable
a.
• Not memorable; not worth remembering.
Immemorial
a.
• Extending beyond the reach of memory, record, or tradition; indefinitely ancient; as, existing from time immemorial.
Immemorially
adv.
• Beyond memory.
Immense
a.
• Immeasurable; unlimited. In commonest use: Very great; vast; huge.
Immensely
adv.
• In immense manner or degree.
Immenseness
n.
• The state of being immense.
Immensible
a.
• Immeasurable.
Immensity
n.
• The state or quality of being immense; inlimited or immeasurable extension; infinity; vastness in extent or bulk; greatness.
Immensive
a.
• Huge.
Immensurability
n.
• The quality of being immensurable.
Immensurable
a.
• Immeasurable.
Immensurate
a.
• Unmeasured; unlimited.
Immerge
v. t.
• To plungel into, under, or within anything especially a fuid; to dip; to immerse.
v. i.
• To dissapear by entering into any medium, as a star into the light of the sun.
Immerit
n.
• Want of worth; demerit.
Immerited
a.
• Unmerited.
Immeritous
a.
• Undeserving.
Immerse
a.
• Immersed; buried; hid; sunk.
v. t.
• To plunge into anything that surrounds or covers, especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to immerge.
• To baptize by immersion.
• To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm.
Immersed
p. p. & a.
• Deeply plunged into anything, especially a fluid.
• Deeply occupied; engrossed; entangled.
(Bot.) Growing wholly under water.
Immersible
a.
• Capable of being immersed.
a.
• Not capable of being immersed.
Immersion
n.
• The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of Achilles in the Styx.
• Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, as, practiced by the Baptists.
• The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness.
(Astron.) The dissapearance of a celestail body, by passing either behind another, as in the occultation of a star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a satellite; — opposed to emersion.
Immersionist
n.
(Eccl.) One who holds the doctrine that immersion is essential to Christian baptism.
Immesh
v. t.
• To catch or entangle in, or as in, the meshes of a net. or in a web; to insnare.
Immethodical
a.
• Not methodical; without method or systematic arrangement; without order or regularity; confused.
Immethodically
adv.
• Without method; confusedly; unsystematically.
Immethodicalness
n.
• Want of method.
Immethodize
v. t.
• To render immethodical; to destroy the method of; to confuse.
Immetrical
a.
• Not metrical or rhythmical
Immigrant
n.
• One who immigrates; one who comes to a country for the purpose of permanent residence; — correlative of emigrant.
Immigrate
v. t.
• To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the purpose of permanent residence.
Immigration
n.
• The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.
Imminence
n.
• The condition or quality of being imminent; a threatening, as of something about to happen. The imminence of any danger or distress.
• That which is imminent; impending evil or danger.
Imminent
a.
• Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; — said especially of misfortune or peril.
• Full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous.
(With upon) Bent upon; attentive to.
Imminently
adv.
• In an imminent manner.
Immingle
v. t.
• To mingle; to mix; to unite; to blend.
Imminution
n.
• A lessening; diminution; decrease.
Immiscibility
n.
• Incapability of being mixed, or mingled.
Immiscible
a.
• Not capable of being mixed or mingled.
Immission
n.
• The act of immitting, or of sending or thrusting in; injection; — the correlative of emission.
Immit
v. t.
• To send in; to inject; to infuse; — the correlative of emit.
Immitigable
a.
• Not capable of being mitigated, softened, or appeased.
Immitigably
adv.
• In an immitigable manner.
Immix
v. t.
• To mix; to mingle.
Immixable
a.
• Not mixable.
Immixed
a.
• Unmixed.
Immixture
n.
• Freedom from mixture; purity.
Immobile
a.
• Incapable of being moved; immovable; fixed; stable.
Immobility
n.
• The condition or quality of being immobile; fixedness in place or state.
Immobilize
v. t.
• To make immovable; in surgery, to make immovable (a naturally mobile part, as a joint) by the use of splints, or stiffened bandages.
Immoderacy
n.
• Immoderateness.
Immoderancy
n.
• Immoderateness; excess.
Immoderate
a.
• Not moderate; exceeding just or usual and suitable bounds; excessive; extravagant; unreasonable; as, immoderate demands; immoderate grief; immoderate laughter.
Immoderately
adv.
• In an immoderate manner; excessively.
Immoderateness
n.
• The quality of being immoderate; excess; extravagance.
Immoderation
n.
• Want of moderation.
Immodest
a.
• Not limited to due bounds; immoderate.
• Not modest; wanting in the reserve or restraint which decorum and decency require; indecent; indelicate; obscene; lewd; as, immodest persons, behavior, words, pictures, etc.
Immodestly
adv.
• In an immodest manner.
Immodesty
n.
• Want of modesty, delicacy, or decent reserve; indecency.
Immolate
v. t.
• To sacrifice; to offer in sacrifice; to kill, as a sacrificial victim.
Immolation
n.
• The act of immolating, or the state of being immolated, or sacrificed.
• That which is immolated; a sacrifice.
Immolator
n.
• One who offers in sacrifice; specifically, one of a sect of Russian fanatics who practice self-mutilatio and sacrifice.
Immoment
a.
• Trifling.
Immomentous
a.
• Not momentous; unimportant; insignificant.
Immoral
a.
• Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law; wicked; unjust; dishonest; vicious; licentious; as, an immoral man; an immoral deed.
Immorality
n.
• The state or quality of being immoral; vice.
• An immoral act or practice.
Immorally
adv.
• In an immoral manner; wickedly.
Immorigerous
a.
• Rude; uncivil; disobedient.
Immortal
a.
• Not mortal; exempt from liability to die; undying; imperishable; lasting forever; having unlimited, or eternal, existance.
• Connected with, or pertaining to immortability.
• Destined to live in all ages of this world; abiding; exempt from oblivion; imperishable; as, immortal fame.
• Great; excessive; grievous.
n.
• One who will never cease to be; one exempt from death, decay, or annihilation.
Immortalist
n.
• One who holds the doctrine of the immortality of the soul.
Immortality
n.
• The quality or state of being immortal; exemption from death and annihilation; unending existance; as, the immortality of the soul.
• Exemption from oblivion; perpetuity; as, the immortality of fame.
Immortalization
n.
• The act of immortalizing, or state of being immortalized.
Immortalize
v. t.
• To render immortal; to cause to live or exist forever.
• To exempt from oblivion; to perpetuate in fame.
v. i.
• To become immortal.
Immortally
adv.
• In an immortal manner.
Immortelle
n.
(Bot.) A plant with a conspicuous, dry, unwithering involucre, as the species of Antennaria, Helichrysum, Gomphrena, etc.
Immortification
n.
• Failure to mortify the passions.
Immovability
n.
• The quality or state of being immovable; fixedness; steadfastness; as, immovability of a heavy body; immovability of purpose.
Immovable
a.
• Incapable of being moved; firmly fixed; fast; — used of material things; as, an immovable foundatin.
• Steadfast; fixed; unalterable; unchangeable; — used of the mind or will; as, an immovable purpose, or a man who remain immovable.
• Not capable of being affected or moved in feeling or by sympathy; unimpressible; impassive.
(Law.) Not liable to be removed; permanent in place or tenure; fixed; as, an immovable estate.
n.
• That which can not be moved.
(Civil Law) Lands and things adherent thereto by nature, as trees; by the hand of man, as buildings and their accessories; by their destination, as seeds, plants, manure, etc.; or by the objects to which they are applied, as servitudes.
Immovableness
n.
• Quality of being immovable.
Immovably
adv.
• In an immovable manner.
Immund
a.
• Unclean.
Immundicity
n.
• Uncleanness; filthness.
Immune
a.
• Exempt; protected by inoculation.
Immunity
n.
• Freedom or exemption from any charge, duty, obligation, office, tax, imposition, penalty, or service; a particular privilege; as, the immunities of the free cities of Germany; the immunities of the clergy.
• Freedom; exemption; as, immunity from error.
Immure
v. t.
• To wall around; to surround with walls.
• To inclose whithin walls, or as within walls; hence, to shut up; to imprison; to incarcerate.
n.
• A wall; an inclosure.
Immurement
n.
• The act iif immuring, or the state of being immured; imprsonment.
Immusical
a.
• Inharmonious; unmusical; discordant.
Immutability
n.
• The state or quality of being immutable; immutableness.
Immutable
a.
• Not mutable; not capable or susceptible of change; unchangeable; unalterable.
Immutate
a.
• Unchanged.
Immutation
n.
• Change; alteration; mutation.
Immute
v. t.
• To change or alter.
Imp
n.
• A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft.
• An offspring; progeny; child; scion.
• A young or inferior devil; a little, malignant spirit; a puny demon; a contemptible evil worker.
• Something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, — as, an addition to a beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; a length of twisted hair in a fishing line.
v. t.
• To graft; to insert as a scion.
(Falconry) To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, Fig.: To repair; to extend; to increase; to strengthen to equip.
Impacable
a.
• Not to be appeased or quieted.
Impackment
n.
• The state of being closely surrounded, crowded, or pressed, as by ice.
Impact
v. t.
• To drive close; to press firmly together: to wedge into a place.
n.
• Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; force communicated.
(Mech.) The single instantaneous stroke of a body in motion against another either in motion or at rest.
Impacted
a.
• Driven together or close.
Impaction
n.
(Surg.) The driving of one fragment of bone into another so that the fragments are not movable upon each other; as, impaction of the skull or of the hip.
• An immovable packing; (Med.), a lodgment of something in a strait or passage of the body; as, impaction of the fetal head in the strait of the pelvis; impaction of food or feces in the intestines of man or beast.
Impaint
v. t.
• To paint; to adorn with colors.
Impair
v. t.
• To make worse; to diminish in quantity, value, excellence, or strength; to deteriorate; as, to impair health, character, the mind, value.
v. t.
• To grow worse; to deteriorate.
a.
• Not fit or appropriate.
n.
• Diminution; injury.
Impairer
n.
• One who, or that which, impairs.
Impairment
n.
• The state of being impaired; injury.
Impalatable
a.
• Unpalatable.
Impale
v. t.
• To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake.
• To inclose, as with pales or stakes; to surround.
(Her.) To join, as two coats of arms on one shield, palewise; hence, to join in honorable mention.
Impalement
n.
• The act of impaling, or the state of being impaled.
• An inclosing by stakes or pales, or the space so inclosed.
• That which hedges in; inclosure.
(Her.) The division of a shield palewise, or by a vertical line, esp. for the purpose of putting side by side the arms of husband and wife.
Impalla
n.
(Zool.) The pallah deer of South Africa.
Impallid
v. t.
• To make pallid; to blanch.
Impalm
v. t.
• To grasp with or hold in the hand.
Impalpability
n.
• The quality of being impalpable.
Impalpable
a.
• Not palpable; that cannot be felt; extremely fine, so that no grit can be perceived by touch.
• Not material; intangible; incorporeal.
• Not apprehensible, or readily apprehensible, by the mind; unreal; as, impalpable distinctions.
Impalpably
adv.
• In an impalpable manner.
Impalsy
v. t.
• To palsy; to paralyze; to deaden.
Impanate
a.
• Embodied in bread, esp. in the bread of the eucharist.
v. t.
• To embody in bread, esp. in the bread of the eucharist.
Impanation
n.
(Eccl.) Embodiment in bread; the supposed real presence and union of Christ's material body and blood with the substance of the elements of the eucharist without a change in their nature; — distinguished from transubstantiation, which supposes a miraculous change of the substance of the elements. It is akin to consubstantiation.
Impanator
n.
(Eccl.) One who holds the doctrine of impanation.
Impanel
v. t.
• To enter in a list, or on a piece of parchment, called a panel; to form or enroll, as a list of jurors in a court of justice.
Impanelment
n.
• The act or process of impaneling, or the state of being impaneled.
Imparadise
v. t.
• To put in a state like paradise; to make supremely happy.
Imparalleled
a.
• Unparalleled.
Impardonable
a.
• Unpardonable.
Imparidigitate
a.
(Anat.) Having an odd number of fingers or toes, either one, three, or five, as in the horse, tapir, rhinoceros, etc.
Imparisyllabic
a.
(Gram.) Not consisting of an equal number of syllables; as, an imparisyllabic noun, one which has not the same number of syllables in all the cases; as, lapis, lapidis; mens, mentis.
Imparity
n.
• Inequality; disparity; disproportion; difference of degree, rank, excellence, number, etc.
• Lack of comparison, correspondence, or suitableness; incongruity.
• Indivisibility into equal parts; oddness.
Impark
v. t.
• To inclose for a park; to sever from a common; hence, to inclose or shut up.
Imparl
v. i.
• To hold discourse; to parley.
(Law) To have time before pleading; to have delay for mutual adjustment.
Imparlance
n.
• Mutual discourse; conference.
(Law) Time given to a party to talk or converse with his opponent, originally with the object of effecting, if possible, an amicable adjustment of the suit. The actual object, however, has long been merely to obtain further time to plead, answer to the allegations of the opposite party.
• Hence, the delay or continuance of a suit.
Imparsonee
a.
(Eng. Eccl. Law) Presented, instituted, and inducted into a rectory, and in full possession.
n.
• A clergyman so inducted.
Impart
v. t.
• To bestow a share or portion of; to give, grant, or communicate; to allow another to partake in; as, to impart food to the poor; the sun imparts warmth.
• To obtain a share of; to partake of.
• To communicate the knowledge of; to make known; to show by words or tokens; to tell; to disclose.
v. i.
• To give a part or share.
• To hold a conference or consultation.
Impartance
n.
• Impartation.
Impartation
n.
• The act of imparting, or the thing imparted.
Imparter
n.
• One who imparts.
Impartial
a.
• Not partial; not favoring one more than another; treating all alike; unprejudiced; unbiased; disinterested; equitable; fair; just.
Impartialist
n.
• One who is impartial.
Impartiality
n.
• The quality of being impartial; freedom from bias or favoritism; disinterestedness; equitableness; fairness; as, impartiality of judgment, of treatment, etc.
Impartially
a.
• In an impartial manner.
Impartialness
n.
• Impartiality.
Impartibility
n.
• The quality of being impartible; communicability.
n.
• The quality of being incapable of division into parts; indivisibility.
Impartible
a.
• Capable of being imparted or communicated.
a.
• Not partible; not subject to partition; indivisible; as, an impartible estate.
Impartment
n.
• The act of imparting, or that which is imparted, communicated, or disclosed.
Impassable
a.
• Incapable of being passed; not admitting a passage; as, an impassable road, mountain, or gulf.
Impassibility
a.
• The quality or condition of being impassible; insusceptibility of injury from external things.
Impassible
a.
• Incapable of suffering; inaccessible to harm or pain; not to be touched or moved to passion or sympathy; unfeeling, or not showing feeling; without sensation.
Impassibleness
n.
• Impassibility.
Impassion
v. t.
• To move or affect strongly with passion.
Impassionable
a.
• Excitable; susceptible of strong emotion.
Impassionate
a.
• Strongly affected.
v. t.
• To affect powerfully; to arouse the passions of.
a.
• Without passion or feeling.
Impassioned
p. p. & a.
• Actuated or characterized by passion or zeal; showing warmth of feeling; ardent; animated; excited; as, an impassioned orator or discourse.
Impassive
a.
• Not susceptible of pain or suffering; apathetic; impassible; unmoved.
Impassivity
n.
• The quality of being insusceptible of feeling, pain, or suffering; impassiveness.
Impastation
n.
• The act of making into paste; that which is formed into a paste or mixture; specifically, a combination of different substances by means of cements.
Impaste
v. t.
• To knead; to make into paste; to concrete.
(Paint.) To lay color on canvas by uniting them skillfully together. Cf. Impasto.
Impasting
(Paint.) The laying on of colors to produce impasto.
Impasto
n.
(Paint.) The thickness of the layer or body of pigment applied by the painter to his canvas with especial reference to the juxtaposition of different colors and tints in forming a harmonious whole.
Impasture
v. t.
• To place in a pasture; to foster.
Impatible
a.
• Not capable of being borne; impassible.
Impatience
n.
• The quality of being impatient; want of endurance of pain, suffering, opposition, or delay; eagerness for change, or for something expected; restlessness; chafing of spirit; fretfulness; passion; as, the impatience of a child or an invalid.
Impatiency
n.
• Impatience.
Impatiens
n.
(Bot.) A genus of plants, several species of which have very beautiful flowers; — so called because the elastic capsules burst when touched, and scatter the seeds with considerable force. Called also touch-me-not, jewelweed, and snapweed. I. Balsamina (sometimes called lady's slipper) is the common garden balsam.
Impatient
a.
• Not patient; not bearing with composure; intolerant; uneasy; fretful; restless, because of pain, delay, or opposition; eager for change, or for something expected; hasty; passionate; — often followed by at, for, of, and under.
• Not to be borne; unendurable.
• Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience; as, impatient speeches or replies.
n.
• One who is impatient.
Impatiently
adv.
• In an impatient manner.
Impatronization
n.
• Absolute seignory or possession; the act of investing with such possession.
Impatronize
v. t.
• To make lord or master; as, to impatronize one's self of a seigniory.
Impave
v. t.
• To pave.
Impavid
a.
• Fearless.
Impawn
v. t.
• To put in pawn; to pledge.
Impeach
v. t.
• To hinder; to impede; to prevent.
• To charge with a crime or misdemeanor; to accuse; especially to charge (a public officer), before a competent tribunal, with misbehavior in office; to cite before a tribunal for judgement of official misconduct; to arraign; as, to impeach a judge.
• Hence, to charge with impropriety; to dishonor; to bring discredit on; to call in question; as, to impeach one's motives or conduct.
(Law) To challenge or discredit the credibility of, as of a witness, or the validity of, as of commercial paper.
n.
• Hindrance; impeachment.
Impeachable
a.
• That may be impeached; liable to impeachment; chargeable with a crime.
Impeacher
n.
• One who impeaches.
Impeachment
n.
• The act of impeaching, or the state of being impeached
• Hindrance; impediment; obstruction.
• A calling to account; arraignment; especially, of a public officer for maladministration
• A calling in question as to purity of motives, rectitude of conduct, credibility, etc.; accusation; reproach; as, an impeachment of motives
Impearl
v. t.
• To form into pearls, or into that which resembles pearls.
• To decorate as with pearls or with anything resembling pearls.
Impeccability
n.
• the quality of being impeccable; exemption from sin, error, or offense.
Impeccable
a.
• Not liable to sin; exempt from the possibility of doing wrong.
n.
• One who is impeccable; esp., one of a sect of Gnostic heretics who asserted their sinlessness.
Impeccancy
n.
• Sinlessness.
Impeccant
a.
• Sinless; impeccable.
Impecuniosity
n.
• The state of being impecunious.
Impecunious
a.
• Not having money; habitually without money; poor.
Impede
v. t.
• To hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops.
Impedible
a.
• Capable of being impeded or hindered.
Impediment
n.
• That which impedes or hinders progress, motion, activity, or effect.
v. t.
• To impede.
Impedimental
a.
• Of the nature of an impediment; hindering; obstructing; impeditive.
Impedite
a.
• Hindered; obstructed.
v. t.
• To impede.
Impedition
n.
• A hindering; a hindrance.
Impeditive
a.
• Causing hindrance; impeding.
Impel
v. t.
• To drive or urge forward or on; to press on; to incite to action or motion in any way.
Impellent
a.
• Having the quality of impelling.
n.
• An impelling power or force.
Impeller
n.
• One who, or that which, impels.
Impen
v. t.
• To shut up or inclose, as in a pen.
Impend
v. t.
• To pay.
v. i.
• To hang over; to be suspended above; to threaten frome near at hand; to menace; to be imminent.
Impendent
a.
• Impending; threatening.
Impending
a.
• Hanging over; overhanging; suspended so as to menace; imminet; threatening.
Impenetrability
n.
• Quality of being impenetrable.
(Physics) That property in virtue of which two portions of matter can not at the same time occupy the same portion of space.
• Insusceptibility of intellectual or emotional impression; obtuseness; stupidity; coldness.
Impenetrable
a.
• Incapable of being penetrated or pierced; not admitting the passage of other bodies; not to be entered; impervious; as, an impenetrable shield.
(Physics) Having the property of preventing any other substance from occupying the same space at the same time.
• Inaccessible, as to knowledge, reason, sympathy, etc.; unimpressible; not to be moved by arguments or motives; as, an impenetrable mind, or heart.
Impenetrableness
n.
• The quality of being impenetrable; impenetrability.
Impenetrably
adv.
• In an impenetrable manner or state; imperviously.
Impenitence
n.
• The condition of being impenitent; failure or refusal to repent; hardness of heart.
Impenitency
n.
• Impenitence.
Impenitent
a.
• Not penitent; not repenting of sin; not contrite; of a hard heart.
n.
• One who is not penitent.
Impenitently
adv.
• Without repentance.
Impennate
a.
(Zool.) Characterized by short wings covered with feathers resembling scales, as the penguins.
n.
• One of the Impennes.
Impennes
n. pl.
(Zool.) An order of birds, including only the penguins, in which the wings are without quills, and not suited for flight.
Impennous
a.
(Zool.) Having no wings, as some insects.
Impeople
v. t.
• To people; to give a population to.
Imperant
a.
• Commanding.
Imperate
a.
• Done by express direction; not involuntary; communded.
Imperatival
a.
(Gram.) Of or pertaining to the imperative mood.
Imperative
a.
• Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders.
• Not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order.
(Gram.) Expressive of commund, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood.
n.
(Gram.) The imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood.
Imperatively
adv.
• In an imperative manner.
Imperator
n.
(Rom. Antiq.) A commander; a leader; an emperor; — originally an appellation of honor by which Roman soldiers saluted their general after an important victory. Subsequently the title was conferred as a recognition of great military achievements by the senate, whence it carried wiht it some special privileges. After the downfall of the Republic it was assumed by Augustus and his successors, and came to have the meaning now attached to the word emperor.
Imperatorial
a.
• Commanding; imperative; authoritative.
• Of or pertaining to the title or office of imperator.
Imperatorian
a.
• Imperial.
Imperatory
a.
• Imperative.
Imperceivable
a.
• Imperceptible.
Imperceived
a.
• Not perceived.
Imperceptibility
n.
• The state or quality of being imperceptible.
Imperceptible
a.
• Not perceptible; not to be apprehended or cognized by the souses; not discernible by the mind; not easily apprehended.
Imperception
n.
• Want of perception.
Imperceptive
a.
• Unable to perceive.
Impercipient
a.
• Not perceiving, or not able to perceive.
Imperdibility
n.
• The state or quality of being imperdible.
Imperdible
a.
• Not destructible.
Imperfect
a.
• Not perfect; not complete in all its parts; wanting a part; deective; deficient.
• Wanting in some elementary organ that is essential to successful or normal activity.
• Not fulfilling its design; not realizing an ideal; not conformed to a standard or rule; not satisfying the taste or conscience; esthetically or morally defective.
n.
(Gram.) The imperfect tense; or the form of a verb denoting the imperfect tense.
v. t.
• To make imperfect.
Imperfectibility
n.
• The state or quality of being imperfectible.
Imperfectible
a.
• Incapable of being mad perfect.
Imperfection
n.
• The quality or condition of being imperfect; want of perfection; incompleteness; deficiency; fault or blemish.
Imperfectness
n.
• The state of being imperfect.
Imperforable
a.
• Incapable of being perforated, or bored through.
Imperforata
n. pl.
(Zool.) A division of Foraminifera, including those in which the shell is not porous.
Imperforation
n.
• The state of being without perforation.
Imperial
a.
• Of or pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor; as, an imperial government; imperial authority or edict.
• Belonging to, or suitable to, supreme authority, or one who wields it; royal; sovereign; supreme.
• Of superior or unusual size or excellence; as, imperial paper; imperial tea, etc.
n.
• The tuft of hair on a man's lower lip and chin; — so called from the style of beard of Napoleon III.
• An outside seat on a diligence.
• A luggage case on the top of a coach.
• Anything of unusual size or excellence, as a large decanter, a kind of large photograph, a large sheet of drowing, printing, or writing paper, etc.
• A gold coin of Russia worth ten rubles, or about eight dollars.
• A kind of fine cloth brought into England from Greece. or other Eastern countries, in the Middle Ages.
Imperialism
n.
• The power or character of an emperor; imperial authority; the spirit of empire.
Imperialist
n.
• One who serves an emperor; one who favors imperialism.
Imperiality
n.
• Imperial power.
• An imperial right or privilegs.
Imperialize
v. t.
• To invest with imperial authority, character, or style; to bring to the form of an empire.
Imperially
adv.
• In an imperial manner.
n.
• Imperial power.
Imperil
v. t.
• To bring into peril; to endanger.
Imperilment
n.
• The act of imperiling, or the state of being imperiled.
Imperious
a.
• Commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic.
• Haughly; arrogant; overbearing; as, an imperious tyrant; an imperious manner.
• Imperative; urgent; compelling.
Imperiously
adv.
• In an imperious manner.
Imperipinnate
a.
(Bot.) Pinnate with a single terminal leaflet.
Imperishability
n.
• The quality of being imperishable: indstructibility.
Imperishable
a.
• Not perisha ble; not subject to decay; indestructible; enduringpermanently; as, an imperishable monument; imperishable renown.
Imperiwigged
a.
• Wearing a periwig.
Impermanent
a.
• Not permanent.
Impermeability
n.
• The quality of being impermeable.
Impermeable
a.
• Not permeable; not permitting passage, as of a fluid. through its substance; impervious; impenetrable; as, India rubber is impermeable to water and to air.
Impermissible
a.
• Not permissible.
Imperriousnes
n.
• The quality or state of being imperious; arrogance; haughtiness.
Imperscrutable
a.
• Not capable of being searched out; inscrutable.
Imperseverant
a.
• Not persevering; fickle; thoughtless.
Impersonal
a.
• Not personal; not representing a person; not having personality.
n.
• That which wants personality; specifically (Gram.), an impersonal verb.
Impersonality
n.
• The quality of being impersonal; want or absence of personality.
Impersonally
adv.
• In an impersonal manner.
Impersonate
v. t.
• To invest with personality; to endow with the form of a living being.
• To ascribe the qualities of a person to; to personify.
• To assume, or to represent, the person or character of; to personate; as, he impersonated Macbeth.
Impersonator
n.
• One who impersonates; an actor; a mimic.
Imperspicuity
n.
• Want of perspicuity or clearness; vaguness; ambiguity.
Imperspicuous
a.
• Not perspicuous; not clear; obscure; vague; ambeguous.
Impersuadable
a.
• Not to be persuaded; obstinate; unyielding; impersuasible.
Impersuasible
a.
• Not persuasible; not to be moved by persuasion; inflexible; impersuadable.
Impertinence
n.
• The condition or quality of being impertnent; absence of pertinence, or of adaptedness; irrelevance; unfitness.
• Conduct or language unbecoming the person, the society, or the circumstances; rudeness; incivility.
• That which is impertinent; a thing out of place, or of no value.
Impertinency
n.
• Impertinence.
Impertinent
a.
• Not pertinent; not pertaining to the matter in hand; having no bearing on the subject; not to the point; irrelevant; inapplicable.
• Contrary to, or offending against, the rules of propriety or good breeding; guilty of, or prone to, rude, unbecoming, or uncivil words or actions; as, an impertient coxcomb; an impertient remark.
• Trifing; inattentive; frivolous.
n.
• An impertinent person.
Impertinently
adv.
• In an impertinent manner.
Impertransibility
n.
• The quality or state of being impertransible.
Impertransible
a.
• Incapable of being passed through.
Impertrubable
a.
• Incapable of being disturbed or disconcerted; as, imperturbable gravity.
Imperturbably
adv.
• In an imperturbable manner; calmly.
Imperturbation
n.
• Freedom from agitation of mind; calmness; quietude.
Imperturbed
a.
• Not perturbed.
Imperviability
n.
• The quality of being imperviable.
Imperviable
a.
• Not pervious; impervious.
Impervious
a.
• Not pervious; not admitting of entrance or passage through; as, a substance impervious to water or air.
Impery
n.
• Empery.
Impest
v. t.
• To affict with pestilence; to infect, as with plague.
Impetiginous
a.
• Of the nature of, or pertaining to, impetigo.
Impetigo
n.
(Med.) A cutaneous, pustular eruption, not attended with fever; usually, a kind of eczema with pustulation.
Impetrable
a.
• Capable of being obtained or moved by petition.
Impetrate
a.
• Obtained by entreaty.
v. t.
• To obtain by request or entreaty.
Impetration
n.
• The act of impetrating, or obtaining by petition or entreaty.
(Old Eng. Law) The obtaining of benefice from Rome by solicitation, which benefice belonged to the disposal of the king or other lay patron of the realm.
Impetrative
a.
• Of the nature of impetration; getting, or tending to get, by entreaty.
Impetratory
a.
• Containing or expressing entreaty.
Impetuosity
n.
• The condition or quality of being impetuous; fury; violence.
• Vehemence, or furiousnes of temper.
Impetuous
a.
• Rushing with force and violence; moving with impetus; furious; forcible; violent; as, an impetuous wind; an impetuous torrent.
• Vehement in feeling; hasty; passionate; violent; as, a man of impetuous temper.
Impetus
n.
• A property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its weight and its motion; the force with which any body is driven or impelled; momentum.
• Fig.: Impulse; incentive; vigor; force.
(Gun.) The aititude through which a heavy body must fall to acquire a velocity equal to that with which a ball is discharged from a piece.
Imphee
n.
(Bot.) The African sugar cane (Holcus saccharatus), — resembling the sorghum, or Chinese sugar cane.
Impictured
a.
• Pictured; impressed.
Impierce
v. t.
• To pierce; to penetrate.
Impierceable
a.
• Not capable of being pierced; impenetrable.
Impiety
n.
• The quality of being impious; want of piety; irreverence toward the Supreme Being; ungodliness; wickedness.
• An impious act; an act of wickednes.
Impignorate
v. t.
• To pledge or pawn.
Impignoration
n.
• The act of pawning or pledging; the state of being pawned.
Imping
n.
• The act or process of grafting or mending.
(Falconry) The process of repairing broken feathers or a deficient wing.
Impinge
v. t.
• To fall or dash against; to touch upon; to strike; to hit; to ciash with; — with on or upon.
Impingement
n.
• The act of impinging.
Impingent
a.
• Striking against or upon.
Impinguate
v. t.
• To fatten; to make fat.
Impinguation
n.
• The act of making fat, or the state of being fat or fattened.
Impious
a.
• Not pious; wanting piety; irreligious; irreverent; ungodly; profane; wanting in reverence for the Supreme Being; as, an impious deed; impious language.
Impishly
a.
• Having the qualities, or showing the characteristics, of an imp.
adv.
• In the manner of an imp.
Implacability
n.
• The quality or state of being implacable.
Implacable
a.
• Not placable; not to be appeased; incapable of being pacified; inexorable; as, an implacable prince.
• Incapable of ebign relieved or assuaged; inextinguishable.
Implacableness
n.
• The quality of being implacable; implacability.
Implacably
adv.
• In an implacable manner.
Implacental
a.
(Zool.) Without a placenta, as marsupials and monotremes.
n.
• A mammal having no placenta.
Implacentalia
n. pl.
(Zool.) A primary division of the Mammalia, including the monotremes and marsupials, in which no placenta is formed.
Implant
v. t.
• To plant, or infix, for the purpose of growth; to fix deeply; to instill; to inculate; to introduce; as, to implant the seeds of virtue, or the principles of knowledge, in the minds of youth.
Implantation
n.
• The act or process of implantating.
Implate
v. t.
• To cover with plates; to sheathe; as, to implate a ship with iron.
Implausibility
n.
• Want of plausibility; the quality of being implausible.
Implausible
a.
• Not plausible; not wearing the appearance of truth or credibility, and not likely to be believed.
Impleach
v. t.
• To pleach; to interweave.
Implead
v. t.
(Law) To institute and prosecute a suit against, in court; to sue or prosecute at law; hence, to accuse; to impeach.
v. i.
• To sue at law.
Impleadable
a.
• Not admitting excuse, evasion, or plea; rigorous.
Impleader
n.
(Law) One who prosecutes or sues another.
Impleasing
a.
• Unpleasing; displeasing
Impledge
v. t.
• To pledge.
Implement
n.
• That which fulfills or supplies a want or use; esp., an instrument, toll, or utensil, as supplying a requisite to an end; as, the implements of trade, of husbandry, or of war.
v. t.
• To accomplish; to fulfill.
• To provide with an implement or implements; to cause to be fulfilled, satisfied, or carried out, by means of an implement or implements.
(Scots Law) To fulfill or perform, as a contract or an engagement.
Implemental
a.
• Pertaining to, or characterized by, implements or their use; mechanical.
Impletion
n.
• The act of filling, or the state of being full.
• That which fills up; filling.
Implex
a.
• Intricate; entangled; complicated; complex.
Implexion
n.
• Act of involving, or state of being involved; involution.
Impliable
a.
• Not pliable; inflexible; inyielding.
Implicate
v. t.
• To infold; to fold together; to interweave.
• To bring into connection with; to involve; to connect; — applied to persons, in an unfavorable sense; as, the evidence implicates many in this conspiracy; to be implicated in a crime, a discreditable transaction, a fault, etc.
Implication
n.
• The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated.
• An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words.
Implicative
a.
• Tending to implicate.
Implicatively
adv.
• By implication.
Implicit
a.
• Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved.
• Tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not expressed in words; implied; as, an implicit contract or agreement.
• Resting on another; trusting in the word or authority of another, without doubt or reserve; unquestioning; complete; as, implicit confidence; implicit obedience.
Implicitly
adv.
• In an implicit manner; without reserve; with unreserved confidence.
• By implication; impliedly; as, to deny the providence of God is implicitly to deny his existence.
Implicitness
n.
• State or quality of being implicit.
Implicity
n.
• Implicitness.
Implied
a.
• Virtually involved or included; involved in substance; inferential; tacitly conceded; — the correlative of express, or expressed.
Impliedly
adv.
• By implication or inference.
Imploded
a.
(Phon.) Formed by implosion.
Implodent
n.
(Phon.) An implosive sound.
Imploration
n.
• The act of imploring; earnest supplication.
Implorator
n.
• One who implores.
Imploratory
a.
• Supplicatory; entreating.
Implore
v. t.
• To call upon, or for, in supplication; to beseech; to prey to, or for, earnestly; to petition with urency; to entreat; to beg; — followed directly by the word expressing the thing sought, or the person from whom it is sought.
v. i.
• To entreat; to beg; to prey.
n.
• Imploration.
Implorer
n.
• One who implores.
Imploring
a.
• That implores; beseeching; entreating.
Implosion
n.
• A burstion inwards, as of a vessel from which the air has been exhausted; — contrasted with explosion.
(Phon.) A sudden compression of the air in the mouth, simultaneously with and affecting the sound made by the closure of the organs in uttering p, t, or k, at the end of a syllable (see Guide to Pronunciation, §§159, 189); also, a similar compression made by an upward thrust of the larynx without any accompanying explosive action, as in the peculiar sound of b, d, and g, heard in Southern Germany.
Implosive
a.
(Phon.) Formed by implosion.
n.
• An implosive sound, an implodent.
Implumed
a.
• Not plumed; without plumes or feathers; featherless.
Implunge
v. t.
• To plunge.
Impluvium
n.
(Arch.) In Roman dwellings, a cistern or tank, set in the atrium or peristyle to recieve the water from the roof, by means of the compluvium; generally made ornamental with flowers and works of art around its birm.
Imply
v. t.
• To infold or involve; to wrap up.
• To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting.
• To refer, ascribe, or attribute.
Impoison
v. t.
• To poison; to imbitter; to impair.
Impoisoner
n.
• A poisoner.
Impoisonment
n.
• The act of poisoning or impoisoning.
Impolicy
n.
• The quality of being impolitic; inexpedience; unsuitableness to the end proposed; bads policy; as, the impolicy of fraud.
Impolite
a.
• Not polite; not of polished manners; wanting in good manners; discourteous; uncivil; rude.
Impolitic
a.
• Not politic; contrary to, or wanting in, policy; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet; inexpedient; as, an impolitic ruler, law, or measure.
Impolitical
a.
• Impolitic.
Impoliticly
adv.
• In an impolitic manner.
Impoliticness
n.
• The quality of being impolitic.
Imponderability
n.
• The quality or state of being imponderable; imponderableness.
Imponderable
a.
• Not ponderable; without sensible or appreciable weight; incapable of being weighed.
n.
(Physics) An imponderable substance or body; specifically, in the plural, a name formely applied to heat, light, electricity, and magnetism, regarded as subtile flyids destitute of weight but in modern science little used.
Imponderableness
n.
• The quality or state of being imponderable.
Imponderous
a.
• Imponderable.
Impone
v. t.
• To stake; to wager; to pledge.
Impoofo
n.
(Zool.) The eland.
Impoon
n.
(Zool.) The duykerbok.
Impoor
v. t.
• To impoverish.
Imporosity
n.
• The state or quality of being imporous; want of porosity; compactness.
Imporous
a.
• Destitute of pores; very close or compact in texture; solid.
Import
v. t.
• To bring in from abroad; to introduce from without; especially, to bring (wares or merchandise) into a place or country from a foreign country, in the transactions of commerce; — opposed to export. We import teas from China, coffee from Brasil, etc.
• To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.
• To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.
v. i.
• To signify; to purport; to be of moment.
n.
• Merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; — generally in the plural, opposed to exports.
• That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.
• Importance; weight; consequence.
Importable
a.
• Capable of being imported.
a.
• Not to be endured; insupportable; intolerable.
Importance
n.
• The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance.
• Subject; matter.
• Import; meaning; significance.
• Importunity; solicitation.
Importancy
n.
• Importance; significance; consequence; that which is important.
Important
a.
• Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious.
• Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty.
• Bearing on; forcible; driving.
• Importunate; pressing; urgent.
Importantly
adv.
• In an important manner.
Importation
n.
• The act of carrying, conveying, or delivering.
• The act or practice of importing, or bringing into a country or state; — opposed to exportation.
• That which is imported; commodities or wares introduced into a country from abroad.
Importer
n.
• One who imports; the merchant who brings goods into a country or state; — opposed to exporter.
Importing
a.
• Full of meaning.
Importless
a.
• Void of meaning.
Importunable
a.
• Heavy; insupportable.
Importunacy
n.
• The quality of being importunate; importunateness.
Importunate
a.
• Troublesomely urgent; unreasonably solicitous; overpressing in request or demand; urgent; teasing; as, an impotunate petitioner, curiosity.
• Hard to be borne; unendurable.
Importunator
n.
• One who importunes; an importuner.
Importune
v. t.
• To request or solicit, with urgency; to press with frequent, unreasonable, or troublesome application or pertinacity; hence, to tease; to irritate; to worry.
• To import; to signify.
v. i.
• To require; to demand.
Importunee
a.
• Inopportune; unseasonable.
• Troublesome; vexatious; persistent; urgent; hence, vexatious on account of untimely urgency or perinacious solicitation.
Importunely
adv.
• In an importune manner.
Importuner
n.
• One who importunes.
Importunity
n.
• The quality of being importunate; pressing or pertinacious solicitation; urgent request; incessant or frequent application; troublesome pertinacity.
Importuous
a.
• Without a port or harbor.
Imposable
a.
• Capable of being imposed or laid on.
Imposableness
n.
• Quality of being imposable.
Impose
v. t.
• To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit.
• To lay as a charge, burden, tax, duty, obligation, command, penalty, etc.; to enjoin; to levy; to inflict; as, to impose a toll or tribute.
(Eccl.) To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
(Print.) To arrange in proper order on a table of stone or metal and lock up in a chase for printing; — said of columns or pages of type, forms, etc.
v. i.
• To practice trick or deception.
n.
• A command; injunction.
Imposement
n.
• Imposition.
Imposer
n.
• One who imposes.
Imposing
a.
• Laying as a duty; enjoining.
• Adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding; as, an imposing air; an imposing spectacle.
• Deceiving; deluding; misleading.
n.
(Print.) The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a sheet.
Imposingly
adv.
• In an imposing manner.
Imposingness
n.
• The quality of being imposing.
Imposition
n.
• The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.
• That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax.
(Eng. Univ.) An extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment.
• An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture.
(Eccl.) The act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc.
(Print.) The act or process of imosing pages or columns of type.
Impossibility
n.
• The quality of being impossible; impracticability.
• An impossible thing; that which can not be thought, done, or endured.
• Inability; helplessness.
Impossible
a.
• Not possible; incapable of being done, of existing, etc.; unattainable in the nature of things, or by means at command; insuperably difficult under the circumstances; absurd or impracticable; not feasible.
n.
• An impossibility.
Impossibly
adv.
• Not possibly.
Impost
n.
• That which is imposed or levied; a tax, tribute, or duty; especially, a duty or tax laid by goverment on goods imported into a country.
(Arch.) The top member of a pillar, pier, wall, etc., upon which the weight of an arch rests.
Imposthumate
v. t.
• To apostemate; to form an imposthume or abscess.
v. t.
• To affect with an imposthume or abscess.
a.
• Imposthumated.
Imposthumation
n.
• The act of forming an abscess; state of being inflamed; suppuration.
• An abscess; an imposthume.
Imposthume
n.
• A collection of pus or purulent matter in any part of an animal body; an abscess.
v. t. & i.
• Same as Imposthumate.
Impostor
n.
• One who imposes upon others; a person who assumes a character or title not his own, for the purpose of deception; a pretender.
Impostorship
n.
• The condition, character, or practice of an impostor.
Impostrous
n.
• Characterized by imposture; deceitful.
Imposturage
n.
• Imposture; cheating.
Imposture
n.
• The act or conduct of an impostor; deception practiced under a false or assumed character; fraud or imposition; cheating.
Impostured
a.
• Done by imposture.
Imposturous
a.
• Impostrous; deceitful.
Impostury
n.
• Imposture.
Impotent
a.
• Not potent; wanting power, strength. or vigor. whether physical, intellectual, or moral; deficient in capacity; destitute of force; weak; feeble; infirm.
• Wanting the power of self-restraint; incontrolled; ungovernable; violent.
(Med.) Wanting the power of procreation; unable to copulate; also, sometimes, sterile; barren.
n.
• One who is imoitent.
Impotently
adv.
• In an impotent manner.
Impound
v. t.
• To shut up or place in an inclosure called a pound; hence, to hold in the custody of a court; as, to impound stray cattle; to impound a document for safe keeping.
Impoundage
n.
• The act of impounding, or the state of being impounded.
• The fee or fine for impounding.
Impounder
n.
• One who impounds.
Impoverish
v. t.
• To make poor; to reduce to poverty or indigence; as, misfortune and disease impoverish families.
• To exhaust the strength, richness, or fertility of; to make sterile; as, to impoverish land.
Impoverisher
n.
• One who, or that which, impoverishes.
Impoverishment
n.
• The act of impoverishing, or the state of being impoverished; reduction to poverty.
Imppiteous
a.
• Pitiless; cruel.
Impracticability
n.
• The state or quality of being impracticable; infeasibility.
• An impracticable thing.
• Intractableness; stubbornness.
Impracticable
a.
• Not practicable; incapable of being performed, or accomplished by the means employed, or at command; impossible; as, an impracticable undertaking.
• Not to be overcome, presuaded, or controlled by any reasonable method; unmanageable; intractable; not capable of being easily dealt with; — used in a general sense, as applied to a person or thing that is difficult to control or get along with.
• Incapable of being used or availed of; as, an impracticable road; an impracticable method.
Impracticableness
n.
• The state or quality of being impracticable; impracticability.
Impracticably
adv.
• In an impracticable manner.
Impractical
a.
• Not practical.
Imprecate
v. t.
• To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous.
• To invoke evil upon; to curse; to swear at.
Imprecation
n.
• The act of imprecating, or unvoking evil upon any one; a player that a curse or calamnity may fall on any one; a curse.
Imprecatory
a.
• Of the nature of, or containing, imprecation; invokingevil; as, the imprecatory psalms.
Imprecision
n.
• Want of precision.
Impregn
v. t.
• To impregnate; to make fruitful.
Impregnability
n.
• The quality or state of being impregnable; invincibility.
Impregnable
a.
• Not to be stormed, or taken by assault; incapable of being subdued; able to resist attack; unconquerable; as, an impregnable fortress; impregnable virtue.
a.
(Biol.) Capable of being impregnated, as the egg of an animal, or the ovule of a plant.
Impregnant
n.
• That which impregnates.
a.
• Not pregnant; unfertilized or infertile.
Impregnate
v. t.
• To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render prolific; to get with child or young.
(Biol.) To come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate.
• To infuse an active principle into; to render frutful or fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue.
• To infuse particles of another substance into; to communicate the quality of another to; to cause to be filled, imbued, mixed, or furnished (with something); as, to impregnate India rubber with sulphur; clothing impregnated with contagion; rock impregnated with ore.
v. i.
• To become pregnant.
a.
• Impregnated; made prolific.
Impregnation
n.
• The act of impregnating or the state of being impregnated; fecundation.
(Biol.) The fusion of a female germ cell (ovum) with a male germ cell (in animals, a spermatozoon) to form a single new cell endowed with the power of developing into a new individual; fertilization; fecundation.
• That with which anything is impregnated.
• Intimate mixture; influsion; saturation.
(Mining) An ore deposit, with indefinite boundaries, consisting of rock impregnated with ore.
Imprejudicate
a.
• Not prejuged; unprejudiced; impartial.
Imprenable
a.
• Impregnable.
Impreparation
n.
• Want of preparation.
Impresa
n.
(Her.) A device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate or the like.
Impresario
n.
• The projector, manager, or conductor, of an opera or concert company.
Imprescriptibility
n.
• The quality of being imprescriptible.
Imprescriptible
a.
• Not capable of being lost or impaired by neglect, by disuse, or by the claims of another founded on prescription.
• Not derived from, or dependent on, external authority; self-evidencing; obvious.
Imprescriptibly
adv.
• In an imprescriptible manner; obviously.
Imprese
n.
• A device.
Impresionable
a.
• Liable or subject to impression; capable of being molded; susceptible; impressible.
Impress
v. t.
• To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint (that which bears the impression).
• To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something).
• Fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate.
• To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money.
v. i.
• To be impressed; to rest.
n.
• The act of impressing or making.
• A mark made by pressure; an indentation; imprint; the image or figure of anything, formed by pressure or as if by pressure; result produced by pressure or influence.
• Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp.
• A device.
• The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed.
Impressibility
n.
• The quality of being impressible; susceptibility.
Impressible
a.
• Capable of being impressed; susceptible; sensitive.
Impression
n.
• The act of impressing, or the state of being impressed; the communication of a stamp, mold, style, or character, by external force or by influence.
• That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without.
• That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon.
• Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern.
• An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.
• Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.
(Print.) The pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; as, a heavy impression; a clear, or a poor, impression; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time.
• In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like.
(Engraving) A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like.
Impressionability
n.
• The quality of being impressionable.
Impressionableness
n.
• The quality of being impressionable.
Impressionism
n.
(Fine Arts) The theory or method of suggesting an effect or impression without elaboration of the details; — a disignation of a recent fashion in painting and etching.
Impressionist
n.
(Fine Arts) One who adheres to the theory or method of impressionism, so called.
Impressionistic
a.
• Pertaining to, or characterized by, impressionism.
Impressionless
a.
• Having the quality of not being impressed or affected; not susceptible.
Impressive
a.
• Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.
• Capable of being impressed.
Impressment
n.
• The act of seizing for public use, or of impressing into public service; compulsion to serve; as, the impressment of provisions or of sailors.
Impressor
n.
• One who, or that which, impresses.
Impressure
n.
• Dent; impression.
Imprest
v. t.
• To advance on loan.
n.
• A kind of earnest money; loan; — specifically, money advanced for some public service, as in enlistment.
Impreventability
n.
• The state or quality of being impreventable.
Impreventable
a.
• Not preventable; invitable.
Imprimatur
n.
(Law) A license to print or publish a book, paper, etc.; also, in countries subjected to the censorship of the press, approval of that which is published.
Imprimery
n.
• A print; impression.
• A printing establishment
• The art of printing.
Impriming
n.
• A begining.
Imprimis
adv.
• In the first place; first in order.
Imprint
v. t.
• To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp.
• To stamp or mark, as letters on paper, by means of type, plates, stamps, or the like; to print the mark (figures, letters, etc., upon something).
• To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory; to impress.
n.
• Whatever is impressed or imprinted; the impress or mark left by something; specifically, the name of the printer or publisher (usually) with the time and place of issue, in the title-page of a book, or on any printed sheet.
Imprison
v. t.
• To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine.
• To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.
Imprisoner
n.
• One who imprisons.
Improbability
n.
• The quality or state of being improbable; unlikelihood; also, that which is improbable; an improbable event or result.
Improbable
a.
• Not probable; unlikely to be true; not to be expected under the circumstances or in the usual course of events; as, an improbable story or event.
Improbate
v. t.
• To disapprove of; to disallow.
Improbation
n.
• The act of disapproving; disapprobation.
(Scots Law) The act by which falsehood and forgery are proved; an action brought for the purpose of having some instrument declared false or forged.
Improbity
n.
• Lack of probity; want of integrity or rectitude; dishonesty.
Improfitable
a.
• Unprofitable.
Improgressive
a.
• Not progressive.
Improlific
a.
• Not prolific.
Improlificate
v. t.
• To impregnate.
Imprompt
a.
• Not ready.
Impromptu
adv. or a.
• Offhand; without previous study; extemporaneous; extempore; as, an impromptu verse.
n.
• Something made or done offhand, at the moment, or without previous study; an extemporaneous composition, address, or remark.
(Mus.) A piece composed or played at first thought; a composition in the style of an extempore piece.
Improper
a.
• Not proper; not suitable; not fitted to the circumstances, design, or end; unfit; not becoming; incongruous; inappropriate; indecent; as, an improper medicine; improper thought, behavior, language, dress.
• Not peculiar or appropriate to individuals; general; common.
• Not according to facts; inaccurate; erroneous.
v. t.
• To appropriate; to limit.
Improperation
n.
• The act of upbraiding or taunting; a reproach; a taunt.
Improperia
n. pl.
(Mus.) A series of antiphons and responses, expressing the sorrowful remonstrance of our Lord with his people; — sung on the morning of the Good Friday in place of the usual daily Mass of the Roman ritual.
Improperly
adv.
• In an improper manner; not properly; unsuitably; unbecomingly.
Improperty
n.
• Impropriety.
Impropitious
a.
• Unpropitious; unfavorable.
Improportionable
a.
• Not proportionable.
Improportionate
a.
• Not proportionate.
Impropriate
v. t.
• To appropriate to one's self; to assume.
(Eng. Eccl. Law) To place the profits of (ecclesiastical property) in the hands of a layman for care and disbursement.
v. i.
• To become an impropriator.
a.
(Eng. Eccl. Law) Put into the hands of a layman; impropriated.
Impropriation
n.
• The act of impropriating; as, the impropriation of property or tithes; also, that which is impropriated.
(Eng. Eccl. Law) The act of putting an ecclesiastical benefice in the hands of a layman, or lay corporation.
• A benefice in the hands of a layman, or of a lay corporation.
Impropriator
n.
• One who impropriates; specifically, a layman in possession of church property.
Impropriatrix
n.
• A female impropriator.
Impropriety
n.
• The quality of being improper; unfitness or unsuitableness to character, time place, or circumstances; as, improperiety of behavior or manners.
• That which is improper; an unsuitable or improper act, or an inaccurate use of language.
Improsperity
n.
• Want of prosperity.
Improsperous
a.
• Not prosperous.
Improvability
n.
• The state or quality of being improvable; improvableness.
Improvable
a.
• Capable of being improved; susceptible of improvement; admitting of being made better; capable of cultivation, or of being advanced in good qualities.
• Capable of being used to advantage; profitable; serviceable; advantageous.
Improve
v. t.
• To disprove or make void; to refute.
• To disapprove; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure; as, to improve negligence.
v. t.
• To make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land.
• To use or employ to good purpose; to make productive; to turn to profitable account; to utilize; as, to improve one's time; to improve his means.
• To advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; — said with reference to what is bad.
v. i.
• To grow better; to advance or make progress in what is desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health.
• To advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse.
• To increase; to be enhanced; to rise in value; as, the price of cotton improves.
Improvement
n.
• The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
• The act of making profitable use or applicaton of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.
• The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.
• Increase; growth; progress; advance.
• Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
(Patent Laws) A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.
Improver
n.
• One who, or that which, improves.
Improvided
a.
• Unforeseen; unexpected; not provided against; unprepared.
Improvidence
n.
• The quality of being improvident; want of foresight or thrift.
Improvident
a.
• Not provident; wanting foresight or forethought; not foreseeing or providing for the future; negligent; thoughtless; as, an improvident man.
Improvidentially
adv.
• Improvidently.
Improvidently
adv.
• In a improvident manner.
Improving
a.
• Tending to improve, beneficial; growing better.
Improvisate
a.
• Unpremeditated; impromptu; extempore.
v. t. & i.
• To improvise; to extemporize.
Improvisation
n.
• The act or art of composing and rendering music, poetry, and the like, extemporaneously; as, improvisation on the organ.
• That which is improvised; an impromptu.
Improvisatize
v. t. & i.
• Same as Improvisate.
Improvisator
n.
• An improviser, or improvvisatore.
Improvise
v. t.
• To compose, recite, or sing extemporaneously, especially in verse; to extemporize; also, to play upon an instrument, or to act, extemporaneously.
• To bring about, arrange, or make, on a sudden, or without previous preparation.
• To invent, or provide, offhand, or on the spur of the moment; as, he improvised a hammer out of a stone.
v. i.
• To produce or render extemporaneous compositions, especially in verse or in music, without previous preparation; hence, to do anything offhand.
Improviser
n.
• One who improvises.
Improvision
n.
• Improvidence.
Improviso
a.
• Not prepared or mediated beforehand; extemporaneous.
Improvvisatore
n.
• One who composes and sings or recites rhymes and short poems extemporaneously.
Improvvisatrice
n.
• A female improvvisatore.
Imprudence
n.
• The quality or state of being imprudent; want to caution, circumspection, or a due regard to consequences; indiscretion; inconsideration; reshness; also, an imprudent act; as, he was guilty of an imprudence.
Imprudent
a.
• Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.
Impuberal
a.
• Not having arrived at puberty; immature.
Impuberty
n.
• The condition of not having reached puberty, or the age of ability to reproduce one's species; want of age at which the marriage contract can be legally entered into.
Impudence
n.
• The quality of being impudent; assurance, accompanied with a disregard of the presence or opinions of others; shamelessness; forwardness; want of modesty.
Impudency
n.
• Impudence.
Impudent
a.
• Bold, with contempt or disregard; unblushingly forward; impertinent; wanting modesty; shameless; saucy.
Impudently
adv.
• In an impudent manner; with unbecoming assurance; shamelessly.
Impudicity
n.
• Immodesty.
Impugn
v. t.
• To attack by words or arguments; to contradict; to assail; to call in question; to make insinuations against; to gainsay; to oppose.
Impugnable
a.
• Capable of being impugned; that may be gainsaid.
Impugnation
n.
• Act of impugning; opposition; attack.
Impugner
n.
• One who impugns.
Impugnment
n.
• The act of impugning, or the state of being impugned.
Impuissance
n.
• Lack of power; inability.
Impuissant
a.
• Weak; impotent; feeble.
Impulse
n.
• The act of impelling, or driving onward with sudden force; impulsion; especially, force so communicated as to produced motion suddenly, or immediately.
• The effect of an impelling force; motion produced by a sudden or momentary force.
(Mech.) The action of a force during a very small interval of time; the effect of such action; as, the impulse of a sudden blow upon a hard elastic body.
• A mental force which simply and directly urges to action; hasty inclination; sudden motive; momentary or transient influence of appetite or passion; propension; incitement; as, a man of good impulses; passion often gives a violent impulse to the will.
v. t.
• To impel; to incite.
Impulsion
n.
• The act of impelling or driving onward, or the state of being impelled; the sudden or momentary agency of a body in motion on another body; also, the impelling force, or impulse.
• Influence acting unexpectedly or temporarily on the mind; sudden motive or influence; impulse.
Impulsive
a.
• Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent.
• Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings.
(Mech.) Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous; — said of forces.
n.
• That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.
Impulsively
adv.
• In an impulsive manner.
Impulsiveness
n.
• The quality of being impulsive.
Impulsor
n.
• One who, or that which, impels; an inciter.
Impunctate
a.
• Not punctuate or dotted.
Impunctual
a.
• Not punctual.
Impunctuality
n.
• Neglect of, or failure in, punctuality.
Impune
a.
• Unpunished.
Impunibly
adv.
• Without punishment; with impunity.
Impunity
n.
• Exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss.
Impuration
n.
• Defilement; obscuration.
Impure
a.
• Not pure; not clean; dirty; foul; filthy; containing something which is unclean or unwholesome; mixed or impregnated extraneous substances; adulterated; as, impure water or air; impure drugs, food, etc.
• Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed; — said of persons or things.
• Unchaste; lewd; unclean; obscene; as, impure language or ideas.
(Script.) Not purified according to the ceremonial law of Moses; unclean.
(Language) Not accurate; not idiomatic; as, impure Latin; an impure style.
v. t.
• To defile; to pollute.
Impurely
adv.
• In an impure manner.
Impureness
n.
• The quality or condition of being impure; impurity.
Impurity
n.
• The condition or quality of being impure in any sense; defilement; foulness; adulteration.
• That which is, or which renders anything, impure; foul matter, action, language, etc.; a foreign ingredient.
(Script.) Want of ceremonial purity; defilement.
Impurple
v. t.
• To color or tinge with purple; to make red or reddish; to purple; as, a field impurpled with blood.
Imputable
a.
• That may be imputed; capable of being imputed; chargeable; ascribable; attributable; referable.
• Accusable; culpable.
Imputableness
n.
• Quality of being imputable.
Imputably
adv.
• By imputation.
Imputation
• The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription; also, anything imputed or charged.
• Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation.
(Theol.) A setting of something to the account of; the attribution of personal guilt or personal righteousness of another; as, the imputation of the sin of Adam, or the righteousness of Christ.
• Opinion; intimation; hint.
Imputative
a.
• Transferred by imputation; that may be imputed.
Impute
v. t.
• To charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to the account of; to charge to one as the author, responsible originator, or possessor; — generally in a bad sense.
(Theol.) To adjudge as one's own (the sin or righteousness) of another; as, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us.
• To take account of; to consider; to regard.
Imputer
n.
• One who imputes.
Imputrescible
a.
• Not putrescible.
Imrigh
n.
• A peculiar strong soup or broth, made in Scotland.
In
prep.
• The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is used with verbs signifying being, resting, or moving within limits, or within circumstances or conditions of any kind conceived of as limiting, confining, or investing, either wholly or in part. In its different applications, it approaches some of the meanings of, and sometimes is interchangeable with, within, into, on, at, of, and among.
• With reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air.
• With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light.
• With reference to a whole which includes or comprises the part spoken of; as, the first in his family; the first regiment in the army.
• With reference to physical surrounding, personal states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in darkness; to live in fear.
• With reference to character, reach, scope, or influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor.
• With reference to movement or tendency toward a certain limit or environment; — sometimes equivalent to into; as, to put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in death; to put our trust in God.
• With reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life.
adv.
• Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i. e., he comprehends it in his mind); the Republicans were in (i. e., in office); in at one ear and out at the other (i. e., in or into the head); his side was in (i. e., in the turn at the bat); he came in (i. e., into the house).
(Law) With privilege or possession; — used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband.
n.
• One who is in office; — the opposite of out.
• A reentrant angle; a nook or corner.
v. t.
• To inclose; to take in; to harvest.
Inability
n.
• The quality or state of being unable; lack of ability; want of sufficient power, strength, resources, or capacity.
Inabstinence
n.
• Want of abstinence; indulgence.
Inabstracted
a.
• Not abstracted.
Inabusively
adv.
• Without abuse.
Inaccessibility
n.
• The quality or state of being inaccessible; inaccessibleness.
Inaccessible
a.
• Not accessible; not to be reached, obtained, or approached; as, an inaccessible rock, fortress, document, prince, etc.
Inaccordant
a.
• Not accordant; discordant.
Inaccuracy
n.
• The quality of being inaccurate; want of accuracy or exactness.
• That which is inaccurate or incorrect; mistake; fault; defect; error; as, in inaccuracy in speech, copying, calculation, etc.
Inaccurate
a.
• Not accurate; not according to truth; inexact; incorrect; erroneous; as, in inaccurate man, narration, copy, judgment, calculation, etc.
Inaccurately
adv.
• In an inaccurate manner; incorrectly; inexactly.
Inacquaintance
a.
• Want of acquaintance.
Inacquiescent
a.
• Not acquiescent or acquiescing.
Inaction
n.
• Want of action or activity; forbearance from labor; idleness; rest; inertness.
Inactive
a.
• Not active; having no power to move; that does not or can not produce results; inert; as, matter is, of itself, inactive.
• Not disposed to action or effort; not diligent or industrious; not busy; idle; as, an inactive officer.
(Chem. & Opt.) Not active; inert; esp., not exhibiting any action or activity on polarized light; optically neutral; — said of isomeric forms of certain substances, in distinction from other forms which are optically active; as, racemic acid is an inactive tartaric acid.
Inactively
adv.
• In an inactive manner.
Inactivity
n.
• The state or quality of being inactive; inertness; as, the inactivity of matter.
• Idleness; habitual indisposition to action or exertion; want of energy; sluggishness.
Inactose
n.
(Chem.) A variety of sugar, found in certain plants. It is optically inactive.
Inactuate
v. t.
• To put in action.
Inactuation
n.
• Operation.
Inadaptation
n.
• Want of adaptation; unsuitableness.
Inadequacy
n.
• The quality or state of being inadequate or insufficient; defectiveness; insufficiency; inadequateness.
Inadequate
a.
• Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc.
Inadequation
n.
• Want of exact correspondence.
Inadherent
a.
• Not adhering.
(Bot.) Free; not connected with the other organs.
Inadhesion
n.
• Want of adhesion.
Inadmissibility
n.
• The state or quality of being inadmissible, or not to be received.
Inadmissible
a.
• Not admissible; not proper to be admitted, allowed, or received; as, inadmissible testimony; an inadmissible proposition, or explanation.
Inadvertent
a.
• Not turning the mind to a matter; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive.
Inadvisable
a.
• Not advisable.
Inaffability
n.
• Want of affability or sociability; reticence.
Inaffable
a.
• Not affable; reserved in social intercourse.
Inaffectation
n.
• Freedom from affectation; naturalness.
Inaffected
a.
• Unaffected.
Inaidable
a.
• Incapable of being assisted; helpless.
Inalienability
n.
• The quality or state of being inalienable.
Inalienable
a.
• Incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred to another; not alienable; as, in inalienable birthright.
Inalienableness
n.
• The quality or state of being inalienable; inalienability.
Inalienably
adv.
• In a manner that forbids alienation; as, rights inalienably vested.
Inalimental
a.
• Affording no aliment or nourishment.
Inalterability
n.
• The quality of being unalterable or unchangeable; permanence.
Inalterable
a.
• Not alterable; incapable of being altered or changed; unalterable.
Inamiable
a.
• Unamiable.
Inamissible
a.
• Incapable of being lost.
Inamorata
n.
• A woman in love; a mistress.
Inamorate
a.
• Enamored.
Inamorato
n.
• A male lover.
Inamovable
a.
• Not amovable or removable.
Inane
a.
• Without contents; empty; void of sense or intelligence; purposeless; pointless; characterless; useless.
n.
• That which is void or empty.
Inangular
a.
• Not angular.
Inanimate
v. t.
• To animate.
a.
• Not animate; destitute of life or spirit; lifeless; dead; inactive; dull; as, stones and earth are inanimate substances.
Inanimated
a.
• Destitute of life; lacking animation; unanimated.
Inanimateness
n.
• The quality or state of being inanimate.
Inanimation
n.
• Want of animation; lifeless; dullness.
n.
• Infusion of life or vigor; animation; inspiration.
Inanitiate
v. t.
• To produce inanition in; to exhaust for want of nourishment.
Inanitiation
n.
• Inanition.
Inanition
n.
• The condition of being inane; emptiness; want of fullness, as in the vessels of the body; hence, specifically, exhaustion from want of food, either from partial or complete starvation, or from a disorder of the digestive apparatus, producing the same result.
Inanity
n.
• Inanition; void space; vacuity; emptiness.
• Want of seriousness; aimlessness; frivolity.
• An inane, useless thing or pursuit; a vanity; a silly object; — chiefly in pl.; as, the inanities of the world.
Inantherate
a.
(Bot.) Not bearing anthers; — said of sterile stamens.
Inapathy
n.
• Sensibility; feeling; — opposed to apathy.
Inappealable
a.
• Not admitting of appeal; not appealable.
Inappeasable
a.
• Incapable of being appeased or satisfied; unappeasable.
Inappellability
n.
• The quality of being inappellable; finality.
Inappellable
a.
• Inappealable; final.
Inapplicability
n.
• The quality of being inapplicable; unfitness; inapplicableness.
Inapplicable
a.
• Not applicable; incapable of being applied; not adapted; not suitable; as, the argument is inapplicable to the case.
Inapplication
n.
• Want of application, attention, or diligence; negligence; indolence.
Inapposite
a.
• Not apposite; not fit or suitable; not pertinent.
Inappreciable
a.
• Not appreciable; too small to be perceived; incapable of being duly valued or estimated.
Inappreciation
n.
• Want of appreciation.
Inapprehensible
a.
• Not apprehensible; unintelligible; inconceivable.
Inapprehension
n.
• Want of apprehension.
Inapprehensive
a.
• Not apprehensive; regardless; unconcerned.
Inapproachable
a.
• Not approachable; unapproachable; inaccessible; unequaled.
Inappropriate
a.
• Not instrument (to); not appropriate; unbecoming; unsuitable; not specially fitted; — followed by to or for.
Inapt
a.
• Unapt; not apt; unsuitable; inept.
Inaptitude
n.
• Want of aptitude.
Inaquate
a.
• Embodied in, or changed into, water.
Inaquation
n.
• The state of being inaquate.
Inarable
a.
• Not arable.
Inarch
v. t.
• To graft by uniting, as a scion, to a stock, without separating either from its root before the union is complete; — also called to graft by approach.
Inarching
n.
• A method of ingrafting.
Inarticulate
a.
• Not uttered with articulation or intelligible distinctness, as speech or words.
(Zool.) Not jointed or articulated; having no distinct body segments; as, an inarticulate worm.
• Without a hinge; — said of an order (Inarticulata or Ecardines) of brachiopods.
• Incapable of articulating.
Inarticulated
a.
• Not articulated; not jointed or connected by a joint.
Inarticulately
adv.
• In an inarticulate manner.
Inarticulateness
n.
• The state or quality of being inarticulate.
Inarticulation
n.
• Inarticulateness.
Inartificial
a.
• Not artificial; not made or elaborated by art; natural; simple; artless; as, an inartificial argument; an inartificial character.
Inasmuch
adv.
• In like degree; in like manner; seeing that; considering that; since; — followed by as.
Inattention
n.
• Want of attention, or failure to pay attention; disregard; heedlessness; neglect.
Inattentive
a.
• Not attentive; not fixing the mind on an object; heedless; careless; negligent; regardless; as, an inattentive spectator or hearer; an inattentive habit.
Inaudibility
n.
• The quality of being inaudible; inaudibleness.
Inaudible
a.
• Not audible; incapable of being heard; silent.
Inaugur
v. t.
• To inaugurate.
Inaugural
a.
• Pertaining to, or performed or pronounced at, an inauguration; as, an inaugural address; the inaugural exercises.
n.
• An inaugural address.
Inaugurate
a.
• Invested with office; inaugurated.
v. t.
• To introduce or induct into an office with suitable ceremonies or solemnities; to invest with power or authority in a formal manner; to install; as, to inaugurate a president; to inaugurate a king.
• To cause to begin, esp. with formality or solemn ceremony; hence, to set in motion, action, or progress; to initiate; — used especially of something of dignity or worth or public concern; as, to inaugurate a new era of things, new methods, etc.
• To celebrate the completion of, or the first public use of; to dedicate, as a statue.
• To begin with good omens.
Inauguration
n.
• The act of inuagurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
• The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc.
Inaugurator
n.
• One who inaugurates.
Inauguratory
a.
• Suitable for, or pertaining to, inauguration.
Inaurate
a.
• Covered with gold; gilded.
v. t.
• To cover with gold; to gild.
Inauration
n.
• The act or process of gilding or covering with gold.
Inauspicate
a.
• Inauspicious
Inauspicious
a.
• Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable.
Inauthoritative
a.
• Without authority; not authoritative.
Inbarge
v. t. & i.
• To embark; to go or put into a barge.
Inbeaming
n.
• Shining in.
Inbeing
n.
• Inherence; inherent existence.
Inbind
v. t.
• To inclose.
Inblown
a.
• Blown in or into.
Inboard
a. & adv.
(Naut.) Inside the line of a vessel's bulwarks or hull; the opposite of outboard; as, an inboard cargo; haul the boom inboard.
(Mech.) From without inward; toward the inside; as, the inboard stroke of a steam engine piston, the inward or return stroke.
Inborn
a.
• Born in or with; implanted by nature; innate; as, inborn passions.
Inbreathe
v. t.
• To infuse by breathing; to inspire.
Inbred
a.
• Bred within; innate; as, inbred worth.
Inbreed
v. t.
• To produce or generate within.
• To breed in and in.
Inburning
a.
• Burning within.
Inburnt
a.
• Burnt in; ineffaceable.
Inburst
n.
• A bursting in or into.
Inc
n.
• A Japanese measure of length equal to about two and one twelfth yards.
Inca
n.
• An emperor or monarch of Peru before, or at the time of, the Spanish conquest; any member of this royal dynasty, reputed to have been descendants of the sun.
• The people governed by the Incas, now represented by the Quichua tribe.
Incage
v. t.
• To confine in, or as in, a cage; to coop up. [Written also encage.]
Incagement
n.
• Confinement in, or as in, cage.
Incalculability
n.
• The quality or state of being incalculable.
Incalculable
a.
• Not capable of being calculated; beyond calculation; very great.
Incalescence
n.
• The state of being incalescent, or of growing warm.
Incalescency
n.
• Incalescence.
Incalescent
a.
• Growing warm; increasing in heat.
Incameration
n.
(R. C. Ch.) The act or process of uniting lands, rights, or revenues, to the ecclesiastical chamber, i. e., to the pope's domain.
Incan
a.
• Of or pertaining to the Incas.
Incandescence
n.
• A white heat, or the glowing or luminous whiteness of a body caused by intense heat.
Incandescent
a.
• White, glowing, or luminous, with intense heat; as, incandescent carbon or platinum; hence, clear; shining; brilliant.
Incanescent
a.
• Becoming hoary or gray; canescent.
Incanous
a.
(Bot.) Hoary with white pubescence.
Incantation
n.
• The act or process of using formulas sung or spoken, with occult ceremonies, for the purpose of raising spirits, producing enchantment, or affecting other magical results; enchantment.
• A formula of words used as above.
Incantatory
a.
• Dealing by enchantment; magical.
Incanting
a.
• Enchanting.
Incanton
v. t.
• To unite to, or form into, a canton or separate community.
Incapability
n.
• The quality of being incapable; incapacity.
(Law) Want of legal qualifications, or of legal power; as, incapability of holding an office.
Incapable
a.
• Wanting in ability or qualification for the purpose or end in view; not large enough to contain or hold; deficient in physical strength, mental or moral power, etc.; not capable; as, incapable of holding a certain quantity of liquid; incapable of endurance, of comprehension, of perseverance, of reform, etc.
• Not capable of being brought to do or perform, because morally strong or well disposed; — used with reference to some evil; as, incapable of wrong, dishonesty, or falsehood.
• Not in a state to receive; not receptive; not susceptible; not able to admit; as, incapable of pain, or pleasure; incapable of stain or injury.
(Law) Unqualified or disqualified, in a legal sense; as, a man under thirty-five years of age is incapable of holding the office of president of the United States; a person convicted on impeachment is thereby made incapable of holding an office of profit or honor under the government.
(Mil.) As a term of disgrace, sometimes annexed to a sentence when an officer has been cashiered and rendered incapable of serving his country.
n.
• One who is morally or mentally weak or inefficient; an imbecile; a simpleton.
Incapableness
n.
• The quality or state of being incapable; incapability.
Incapably
adv.
• In an incapable manner.
Incapacious
a.
• Not capacious; narrow; small; weak or foolish; as, an incapacious soul.
Incapacitate
v. t.
• To deprive of capacity or natural power; to disable; to render incapable or unfit; to disqualify; as, his age incapacitated him for war.
(Law) To deprive of legal or constitutional requisites, or of ability or competency for the performance of certain civil acts; to disqualify.
Incapacitation
n.
• The act of incapacitating or state of being incapacitated; incapacity; disqualification.
Incapacity
n.
• Want of capacity; lack of physical or intellectual power; inability.
(Law) Want of legal ability or competency to do, give, transmit, or receive something; inability; disqualification; as, the inacapacity of minors to make binding contracts, etc.
Incapsulate
v. t.
(Physiol.) To inclose completely, as in a membrane.
Incapsulation
n.
(Physiol.) The process of becoming, or the state or condition of being, incapsulated; as, incapsulation of the ovum in the uterus.
Incarcerate
v. t.
• To imprison; to confine in a jail or priso.
• To confine; to shut up or inclose; to hem in.
a.
• Imprisoned.
Incarceration
n.
• The act of confining, or the state of being confined; imprisonment.
(Med.) Formerly, strangulation, as in hernia.
• A constriction of the hernial sac, rendering it irreducible, but not great enough to cause strangulation.
Incarcerator
n.
• One who incarcerates.
Incarn
v. t.
• To cover or invest with flesh.
v. i.
• To develop flesh.
Incarnadine
a.
• Flesh-colored; of a carnation or pale red color.
v. t.
• To dye red or crimson.
Incarnate
a.
• Not in the flesh; spiritual.
a.
• Invested with flesh; embodied in a human nature and form; united with, or having, a human body.
• Flesh-colored; rosy; red.
v. t.
• To clothe with flesh; to embody in flesh; to invest, as spirits, ideals, etc., with a human from or nature.
v. i.
• To form flesh; to granulate, as a wound.
Incarnation
n.
• The act of clothing with flesh, or the state of being so clothed; the act of taking, or being manifested in, a human body and nature.
(Theol.) The union of the second person of the Godhead with manhood in Christ.
• An incarnate form; a personification; a manifestation; a reduction to apparent from; a striking exemplification in person or act.
• A rosy or red color; flesh color; carnation.
(Med.) The process of healing wounds and filling the part with new flesh; granulation.
Incarnative
a.
• Causing new flesh to grow; healing; regenerative.
n.
• An incarnative medicine.
Incarnification
n.
• The act of assuming, or state of being clothed with, flesh; incarnation.
Incase
v. t.
• To inclose in a case; to inclose; to cover or surround with something solid.
Incasement
n.
• The act or process of inclosing with a case, or the state of being incased.
• That which forms a case, covering, or inclosure.
Incask
v. t.
• To cover with a casque or as with a casque.
Incastellated
a.
• Confined or inclosed in a castle.
Incastelled
a.
(Far.) Hoofbound.
Incatenation
n.
• The act of linking together; enchaining.
Incaution
n.
• Want of caution.
Incautious
a.
• Not cautious; not circumspect; not attending to the circumstances on which safety and interest depend; heedless; careless; as, an incautious step; an incautious remark.
Incavated
a.
• Made hollow; bent round or in.
Incavation
n.
• Act of making hollow; also, a hollow; an exvation; a depression.
Incaved
a.
• Inclosed in a cave.
Incaverned
a.
• Inclosed or shut up as in a cavern.
Incedingly
adv.
• Majestically.
Incelebrity
n.
• Want of celebrity or distinction; obscurity.
Incend
v. t.
• To inflame; to excite.
Incendental
n.
• An incident; that which is incidental; esp., in the plural, an aggregate of subordinate or incidental items not particularized; as, the expense of tuition and incidentals.
Incendiarism
n.
• The act or practice of maliciously setting fires; arson.
Incendiary
n.
• Any person who maliciously sets fire to a building or other valuable or other valuable property.
• A person who excites or inflames factions, and promotes quarrels or sedition; an agitator; an exciter.
a.
• Of or pertaining to incendiarism, or the malicious burning of valuable property; as, incendiary material; as incendiary crime.
• Tending to excite or inflame factions, sedition, or quarrel; inflammatory; seditious.
Incendious
a.
• Promoting faction or contention; seditious; inflammatory.
Incensant
a.
(Her.) A modern term applied to animals (as a boar) when borne as raging, or with furious aspect.
Incensation
n.
(R. C. Ch.) The offering of incense.
Incense
v. t.
• To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle; to burn.
• To inflame with anger; to endkindle; to fire; to incite; to provoke; to heat; to madden.
v. t.
• To offer incense to.
• To perfume with, or as with, incense.
n.
• The perfume or odors exhaled from spices and gums when burned in celebrating religious rites or as an offering to some deity.
• The materials used for the purpose of producing a perfume when burned, as fragrant gums, spices, frankincense, etc.
• Also used figuratively.
Incensebreathing
a.
• Breathing or exhaling incense.
Incensed
a.
• Angered; enraged.
(Her.) Represented as enraged, as any wild creature depicted with fire issuing from mouth and eyes.
Incensement
n.
• Fury; rage; heat; exasperation; as, implacable incensement.
Incenser
n.
• One who instigates or incites.
Incension
n.
• The act of kindling, or the state of being kindled or on fire.
Incensive
a.
• Tending to excite or provoke; inflammatory.
Incensor
n.
• A kindler of anger or enmity; an inciter.
Incensory
n.
• The vessel in which incense is burned and offered; a censer; a thurible.
Incensurable
a.
• Not censurable.
Incenter
n.
(Geom.) The center of the circle inscribed in a triangle.
Incentive
a.
• Inciting; encouraging or moving; rousing to action; stimulative.
• Serving to kindle or set on fire.
n.
• That which moves or influences the mind, or operates on the passions; that which incites, or has a tendency to incite, to determination or action; that which prompts to good or ill; motive; spur; as, the love of money, and the desire of promotion, are two powerful incentives to action.
Incentively
adv.
• Incitingly; encouragingly.
Inception
n.
• Beginning; commencement; initiation.
• Reception; a taking in.
Inceptive
a.
• Beginning; expressing or indicating beginning; as, an inceptive proposition; an inceptive verb, which expresses the beginning of action; — called also inchoative.
n.
• An inceptive word, phrase, or clause.
Inceptor
n.
• A beginner; one in the rudiments.
• One who is on the point of taking the degree of master of arts at an English university.
Inceration
n.
• The act of smearing or covering with wax.
Incerative
a.
• Cleaving or sticking like wax.
Incertain
n.
• Uncertain; doubtful; unsteady.
Incertainty
n.
• Uncertainty.
Incertitude
n.
• Uncertainty; doubtfulness; doubt.
Incertum
a.
• Doubtful; not of definite form.
Incessable
a.
• Unceasing; continual.
Incessancy
n.
• The quality of being incessant; unintermitted continuance; unceasingness.
Incessant
a.
• Continuing or following without interruption; unceasing; unitermitted; uninterrupted; continual; as, incessant clamors; incessant pain, etc.
Incessantly
adv.
• Unceasingly; continually.
Incession
n.
• Motion on foot; progress in walking.
Incest
n.
• The crime of cohabitation or sexual commerce between persons related within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
Incesttuous
a.
• Guilty of incest; involving, or pertaining to, the crime of incest; as, an incestuous person or connection.
Inch
n.
• An island; — often used in the names of small islands off the coast of Scotland, as in Inchcolm, Inchkeith, etc.
n.
• A measure of length, the twelfth part of a foot, commonly subdivided into halves, quarters, eights, sixteenths, etc., as among mechanics. It was also formerly divided into twelve parts, called lines, and originally into three parts, called barleycorns, its length supposed to have been determined from three grains of barley placed end to end lengthwise. It is also sometimes called a prime ('), composed of twelve seconds (''), as in the duodecimal system of arithmetic.
• A small distance or degree, whether or time space; hence, a critical moment.
v. t.
• To drive by inches, or small degrees.
• To deal out by inches; to give sparingly.
v. i.
• To advance or retire by inches or small degrees; to move slowly.
a.
• Measurement an inch in any dimension, whether length, breadth, or thickness; — used in composition; as, a two-inch cable; a four-inch plank.
Inchamber
v. t.
• To lodge in a chamber.
Inchangeability
n.
• Unchangeableness.
Incharitable
a.
• Uncharitable; unfeeling.
Incharity
n.
• Want of charity.
Inchastity
n.
• Unchastity.
Inched
a.
• Having or measuring (so many) inches; as, a four-inched bridge.
Inchest
v. t.
• To put into a chest.
Inchmeal
n.
• A piece an inch long.
adv.
• Little by little; gradually.
Inchoate
a.
• Recently, or just, begun; beginning; partially but not fully in existence or operation; existing in its elements; incomplete.
v. t.
• To begin.
Inchoation
n.
• Act of beginning; commencement; inception.
Inchoative
a.
• Expressing or pertaining to a beginning; inceptive; as, an inchoative verb.
n.
• An inchoative verb.
Inchpin
n.
• The sweetbread of a deer.
Inchworm
n.
(Zool.) The larva of any geometrid moth.
Incicurable
a.
• Untamable.
Incide
v. t.
• To cut; to separate and remove; to resolve or break up, as by medicines.
Incidence
n.
• A falling on or upon; an incident; an event.
(Physics) The direction in which a body, or a ray of light or heat, falls on any surface.
Incidency
n.
• Incidence.
Incident
a.
• Falling or striking upon, as a ray of light upon a reflecting surface.
• Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous.
• Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining.
(Law) Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal.
n.
• That which falls out or takes place; an event; casualty; occurrence.
• That which happens aside from the main design; an accidental or subordinate action or event.
(Law) Something appertaining to, passing with, or depending on, another, called the principal.
Incidently
adv.
• Incidentally.
Incindental
a.
• Happening, as an occasional event, without regularity; coming without design; casual; accidental; hence, not of prime concern; subordinate; collateral; as, an incidental conversation; an incidental occurrence; incidental expenses.
Incinerable
a.
• Capable of being incinerated or reduced to ashes.
Incinerate
• Reduced to ashes by burning; thoroughly consumed.
v. t.
• To burn to ashes; to consume; to burn.
Incineration
n.
• The act of incinerating, or the state of being incinerated; cremation.
Incipient
a.
• Beginning to be, or to show itself; commencing; initial; as, the incipient stage of a fever; incipient light of day.
Incirclet
n.
• A small circle.
Incircumscriptible
a.
• Incapable of being circumscribed or limited.
Incircumscription
n.
• Condition or quality of being incircumscriptible or limitless.
Incircumspect
a.
• Not circumspect; heedless; careless; reckless; impolitic.
Incircumspection
n.
• Want of circumspection.
Incise
v. t.
• To cut in or into with a sharp instrument; to carve; to engrave.
• To cut, gash, or wound with a sharp instrument; to cut off.
Incised
a.
• Cut in; carved; engraved.
(Bot.) Having deep and sharp notches, as a leaf or a petal.
Incisely
adv.
• In an incised manner.
Incision
n.
• The act of incising, or cutting into a substance.
• That which is produced by incising; the separation of the parts of any substance made by a cutting or pointed instrument; a cut; a gash.
• Separation or solution of viscid matter by medicines.
Incisive
a.
• Having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; cutting; hence, sharp; acute; sarcastic; biting.
(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the incisors; incisor; as, the incisive bones, the premaxillaries.
Incisor
n.
(Anat.) One of the teeth in front of the canines in either jaw; an incisive tooth.
a.
• Adapted for cutting; of or pertaining to the incisors; incisive; as, the incisor nerve; an incisor foramen; an incisor tooth.
Incisory
a.
• Having the quality of cutting; incisor; incisive.
Incisure
n.
• A cut; an incision; a gash.
Incitant
a.
• Inciting; stimulating.
n.
• That which incites; an inciting agent or cause; a stimulant.
Incitation
n.
• The act of inciting or moving to action.
• That which incites to action; that which rouses or prompts; incitement; motive; incentive.
Incitative
n.
• A provocative; an incitant; a stimulant.
Incite
v. t.
• To move to action; to stir up; to rouse; to spur or urge on.
Incitement
n.
• The act of inciting.
• That which incites the mind, or moves to action; motive; incentive; impulse.
Inciter
n.
• One who, or that which, incites.
Incitingly
adv.
• So as to incite or stimulate.
Incivil
a.
• Uncivil; rude.
Incivility
n.
• The quality or state of being uncivil; want of courtesy; rudeness of manner; impoliteness.
• Any act of rudeness or ill breeding.
• Want of civilization; a state of rudeness or barbarism.
Incivilization
n.
• The state of being uncivilized; want of civilization; barbarism.
Incivilly
adv.
• Uncivilly.
Incivism
n.
• Want of civism; want of patriotism or love to one's country; unfriendliness to one's state or government.
Inclamation
n.
• Exclamation.
Inclasp
v. t.
• To clasp within; to hold fast to; to embrace or encircle.
Inclaudent
a.
• Not closing or shutting.
Inclavated
a.
• Set; fast; fixed.
Inclave
a.
(Her.) Resembling a series of dovetails; — said of a line of division, such as the border of an ordinary.
Incle
n.
• Same as Inkle.
Inclemency
n.
• The state or quality of being inclement; want of clemency; want of mildness of temper; unmercifulness; severity.
• Physical severity or harshness (commonly in respect to the elements or weather); roughness; storminess; rigor; severe cold, wind, rain, or snow.
Inclement
a.
• Not clement; destitute of a mild and kind temper; void of tenderness; unmerciful; severe; harsh.
• Physically severe or harsh (generally restricted to the elements or weather); rough; boisterous; stormy; rigorously cold, etc.; as, inclement weather.
Inclemently
adv.
• In an inclement manner.
Inclinable
a.
• Leaning; tending.
• Having a propensity of will or feeling; leaning in disposition; disposed; propense; as, a mind inclinable to truth.
Inclinableness
n.
• The state or quality of being inclinable; inclination.
Inclinatory
a.
• Having the quality of leaning or inclining; as, the inclinatory needle.
Incline
v. i.
• To deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline toward each other; a road inclines to the north or south.
• Fig.: To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense; to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to have a propensity or inclination; to be disposed.
• To bow; to incline the head.
v. t.
• To cause to deviate from a line, position, or direction; to give a leaning, bend, or slope to; as, incline the column or post to the east; incline your head to the right.
• To impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence.
• To bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility.
n.
• An inclined plane; an ascent o descent; a grade or gradient; a slope.
Inclined
p. p. & a.
• Having a leaning or tendency towards, or away from, a thing; disposed or moved by wish, desire, or judgment; as, a man inclined to virtue.
(Math.) Making an angle with some line or plane; — said of a line or plane.
(Bot.) Bent out of a perpendicular position, or into a curve with the convex side uppermost.
Incliner
n.
• One who, or that which, inclines; specifically, an inclined dial.
Inclining
a.
(Bot.) Same as Inclined, 3.
n.
• Inclination; disposition.
• Party or side chosen; a following.
Inclinnation
n.
• The act of inclining, or state of being inclined; a leaning; as, an inclination of the head.
• A direction or tendency from the true vertical or horizontal direction; as, the inclination of a column, or of a road bed.
• A tendency towards another body or point
(Geom.) The angle made by two lines or planes; as, the inclination of the plane of the earth's equator to the plane of the ecliptic is about 23° 28'; the inclination of two rays of light.
• A leaning or tendency of the mind, feelings, preferences, or will; propensity; a disposition more favorable to one thing than to another; favor; desire; love.
• A person or thing loved or admired.
(Pharm.) Decantation, or tipping for pouring.
Inclinnometer
n.
(Magnetism) An apparatus to determine the inclination of the earth's magnetic force to the plane of the horizon; — called also inclination compass, and dip circle.
Inclip
v. t.
• To clasp; to inclose.
Incloister
v. t.
• To confine as in a cloister; to cloister.
Inclose
v. t.
• To surround; to shut in; to confine on all sides; to include; to shut up; to encompass; as, to inclose a fort or an army with troops; to inclose a town with walls.
• To put within a case, envelope, or the like; to fold (a thing) within another or into the same parcel; as, to inclose a letter or a bank note.
• To separate from common grounds by a fence; as, to inclose lands.
• To put into harness; to harness.
Incloser
n.
• One who, or that which, incloses; one who fences off land from common grounds.
Inclosure
n.
• The act of inclosing; the state of being inclosed, shut up, or encompassed; the separation of land from common ground by a fence.
• That which is inclosed or placed within something; a thing contained; a space inclosed or fenced up.
• That which incloses; a barrier or fence.
Incloud
v. t.
• To envelop as in clouds; to darken; to obscure.
Include
v. t.
• To confine within; to hold; to contain; to shut up; to inclose; as, the shell of a nut includes the kernel; a pearl is included in a shell.
• To comprehend or comprise, as a genus the species, the whole a part, an argument or reason the inference; to contain; to embrace; as, this volume of Shakespeare includes his sonnets; he was included in the invitation to the family; to and including page twenty-five.
• To conclude; to end; to terminate.
Included
a.
• Inclosed; confined.
Includible
a.
• Capable of being included.
Inclusa
n. pl.
(Zool.) A tribe of bivalve mollusks, characterized by the closed state of the mantle which envelops the body. The ship borer (Teredo navalis) is an example.
Inclusion
n.
• The act of including, or the state of being included; limitation; restriction; as, the lines of inclusion of his policy.
(Min.) A foreign substance, either liquid or solid, usually of minute size, inclosed in the mass of a mineral.
Inclusive
a.
• Inclosing; encircling; surrounding.
• Comprehending the stated limit or extremes; as, from Monday to Saturday inclusive, that is, taking in both Monday and Saturday; — opposed to exclusive.
Inclusively
adv.
• In an inclusive manner.
Incoach
v. t.
• To put a coach.
Incoagulable
a.
• Not coagulable.
Incoalescence
n.
• The state of not coalescing.
Incocted
a.
• Raw; indigestible.
Incoercible
a.
• Not to be coerced; incapable of being compelled or forced.
(Physics) Not capable of being reduced to the form of a liquid by pressure; — said of any gas above its critical point; — also particularly of oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon monoxide, formerly regarded as incapable of liquefaction at any temperature or pressure.
(Physics) That can note be confined in, or excluded from, vessels, like ordinary fluids, gases, etc.; — said of the imponderable fluids, heat, light, electricity, etc.
Incoexistence
n.
• The state of not coexisting.
Incog
adv.
• Incognito.
Incogitable
a.
• Not cogitable; inconceivable.
Incogitant
a.
• Toughtless; inconsiderate.
Incogitantly
adv.
• In an incogitant manner.
Incogitative
a.
• Not cogitative; not thinking; wanting the power of thought; as, a vegetable is an incogitative being.
Incogitativity
n.
• The quality of being incogitative; want of thought or of the power of thinking.
Incognita
n.
• A woman who is unknown or in disguise.
• The state of being in disguise; — said of a woman.
Incognitant
a.
• Ignorant.
Incognito
a. or adv.
• Without being known; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title; — said esp. of great personages who sometimes adopt a disguise or an assumed character in order to avoid notice.
n.
• One unknown or in disguise, or under an assumed character or name.
• The assumption of disguise or of a feigned character; the state of being in disguise or not recognized.
Incognizable
a.
• Not cognizable; incapable of being recognized, known, or distinguished.
Incognizance
n.
• Failure to cognize, apprehended, or notice.
Incognizant
a.
• Not cognizant; failing to apprehended or notice.
Incognoscible
a.
• Incognizable.
Incoherent
a.
• Not coherent; wanting cohesion; loose; unconnected; physically disconnected; not fixed to each; — said of material substances.
• Wanting coherence or agreement; incongruous; inconsistent; having no dependence of one part on another; logically disconnected.
Incoherentific
a.
• Causing incoherence.
Incoherently
adv.
• In an incoherent manner; without due connection of parts.
Incoherentness
n.
• Incoherence.
Incoincidence
n.
• The quality of being incoincident; want of coincidence.
Incoincident
a.
• Not coincident; not agreeing in time, in place, or principle.
Incolumity
n.
• Safety; security.
Incombine
v. i.
• To be incapable of combining; to disagree; to differ.
Incombustibility
n.
• The quality of being incombustible.
Incombustible
a.
• Not combustible; not capable of being burned, decomposed, or consumed by fire; uninflammable; as, asbestus is an incombustible substance; carbon dioxide is an incombustible gas.
Income
n.
• A coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion.
• That which is caused to enter; inspiration; influence; hence, courage or zeal imparted.
• That gain which proceeds from labor, business, property, or capital of any kind, as the produce of a farm, the rent of houses, the proceeds of professional business, the profits of commerce or of occupation, or the interest of money or stock in funds, etc.; revenue; receipts; salary; especially, the annual receipts of a private person, or a corporation, from property; as, a large income.
(Physiol.) That which is taken into the body as food; the ingesta; — sometimes restricted to the nutritive, or digestible, portion of the food.
Incomer
n.
• One who comes in.
• One who succeeds another, as a tenant of land, houses, etc.
Incoming
a.
• Coming in; accruing.
• Coming in, succeeding, or following, as occupant or possessor; as, in incoming tenant.
n.
• The act of coming in; arrival.
• Income; gain.
Incomity
n.
• Want of comity; incivility; rudeness.
Incommensurability
n.
• The quality or state of being incommensurable.
Incommensurable
a.
• Not commensurable; having no common measure or standard of comparison; as, quantities are incommensurable when no third quantity can be found that is an aliquot part of both; the side and diagonal of a square are incommensurable with each other; the diameter and circumference of a circle are incommensurable.
n.
• One of two or more quantities which have no common measure.
Incommensurate
a.
• Not commensurate; not admitting of a common measure; incommensurable.
• Not of equal of sufficient measure or extent; not adequate; as, our means are incommensurate to our wants.
Incommiscible
a.
• Not commiscible; not mixable.
Incommixture
n.
• A state of being unmixed; separateness.
Incommodate
v. t.
• To incommode.
Incommodation
n.
• The state of being incommoded; inconvenience.
Incommode
v. t.
• To give inconvenience or trouble to; to disturb or molest; to discommode; to worry; to put out; as, we are incommoded by want of room.
n.
• An inconvenience.
Incommodement
n.
• The act of incommoded.
Incommodious
a.
• Tending to incommode; not commodious; not affording ease or advantage; unsuitable; giving trouble; inconvenient; annoying; as, an incommodious seat; an incommodious arrangement.
Incommodity
n.
• Inconvenience; trouble; annoyance; disadvantage; encumbrance.
Incommunicability
n.
• The quality or state of being incommunicable, or incapable of being imparted.
Incommunicable
a.
• Not communicable; incapable of being communicated, shared, told, or imparted, to others.
Incommunicated
a.
• Not communicated or imparted.
Incommunicating
a.
• Having no communion or intercourse with each other.
Incommunicative
a.
• Not communicative; not free or apt to impart to others in conversation; reserved; silent; as, the messenger was incommunicative; hence, not disposed to hold fellowship or intercourse with others; exclusive.
Incommutability
n.
• The quality or state of being incommutable.
Incommutable
a.
• Not commutable; not capable of being exchanged with, or substituted for, another.
Incomparable
a.
• Not comparable; admitting of no comparison with others; unapproachably eminent; without a peer or equal; matchless; peerless; transcendent.
Incompared
a.
• Peerless; incomparable.
Incompassion
n.
• Want of compassion or pity.
Incompassionate
a.
• Not compassionate; void of pity or of tenderness; remorseless.
Incompatibility
n.
• The quality or state of being incompatible; inconsistency; irreconcilableness.
Incompatible
a.
• Not compatible; so differing as to be incapable of harmonious combination or coexistence; inconsistent in thought or being; irreconcilably disagreeing; as, persons of incompatible tempers; incompatible colors, desires, ambition.
(Chem.) Incapable of being together without mutual reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.
n.
(Med. & Chem.) An incompatible substance; esp., in pl., things which can not be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or of opposing medicinal qualities; as, the incompatibles of iron.
Incompatibleness
n.
• The quality or state of being incompatible; incompatibility.
Incompatibly
adv.
• In an incompatible manner; inconsistently; incongruously.
Incompetent
a.
• Not competent; wanting in adequate strength, power, capacity, means, qualifications, or the like; incapable; unable; inadequate; unfit.
(Law) Wanting the legal or constitutional qualifications; inadmissible; as, a person professedly wanting in religious belief is an incompetent witness in a court of law or equity; incompetent evidence.
• Not lying within one's competency, capacity, or authorized power; not permissible.
Incompetently
adv.
• In an competent manner; inadequately; unsuitably.
Incomplete
a.
• Not complete; not filled up; not finished; not having all its parts, or not having them all adjusted; imperfect; defective.
(Bot.) Wanting any of the usual floral organs; — said of a flower.
Incompletely
adv.
• In an incomplete manner.
Incompleteness
n.
• The state of being incomplete; imperfectness; defectiveness.
Incompletion
n.
• Want of completion; incompleteness.
Incomplex
a.
• Not complex; uncompounded; simple.
Incompliable
a.
• Not compliable; not conformable.
Incompliance
n.
• The quality or state of being incompliant; unyielding temper; obstinacy.
• Refusal or failure to comply.
Incompliant
a.
• Not compliant; unyielding to request, solicitation, or command; stubborn.
Incomposed
a.
• Disordered; disturbed.
Incomposite
a.
• Not composite; uncompounded; simple.
Incompossible
a.
• Not capable of joint existence; incompatible; inconsistent.
Incomprehense
a.
• Incomprehensible.
Incomprehensibility
n.
• The quality of being incomprehensible, or beyond the reach of human intellect; incomprehensibleness; inconceivability; inexplicability.
Incomprehensible
a.
• Not capable of being contained within limits.
• Not capable of being comprehended or understood; beyond the reach of the human intellect; inconceivable.
Incomprehension
n.
• Want of comprehension or understanding.
Incomprehensive
a.
• Not comprehensive; not capable of including or of understanding; not extensive; limited.
Incompressibility
n.
• The quality of being incompressible, or incapable of reduction in volume by pressure; — formerly supposed to be a property of liquids.
Incompressible
a.
• Not compressible; incapable of being reduced by force or pressure into a smaller compass or volume; resisting compression; as, many liquids and solids appear to be almost incompressible.
Incomputable
a.
• Not computable.
Incomsumable
a.
• Not consumable; incapable of being consumed, wasted, or spent.
Inconcealable
a.
• Not concealable.
Inconceivability
n.
• The quality of being inconceivable; inconceivableness.
Inconceivable
a.
• Not conceivable; incapable of being conceived by the mind; not explicable by the human intellect, or by any known principles or agencies; incomprehensible; as, it is inconceivable to us how the will acts in producing muscular motion.
Inconceptible
a.
• Inconceivable.
Inconcerning
a.
• Unimportant; trifling.
Inconcinne
a.
• Dissimilar; incongruous; unsuitable.
Inconcinnity
n.
• Want of concinnity or congruousness; unsuitableness.
Inconcinnous
a.
• Not concinnous; unsuitable; discordant.
Inconcludent
a.
• Not inferring a conclusion or consequence; not conclusive.
Inconcluding
a.
• Inferring no consequence.
Inconclusive
a.
• Not conclusive; leading to no conclusion; not closing or settling a point in debate, or a doubtful question; as, evidence is inconclusive when it does not exhibit the truth of a disputed case in such a manner as to satisfy the mind, and put an end to debate or doubt.
Inconcoct
a.
• Inconcocted.
Inconcocted
a.
• Imperfectly digested, matured, or ripened.
Inconcoction
n.
• The state of being undigested; unripeness; immaturity.
Inconcrete
a.
• Not concrete.
Inconcurring
a.
• Not concurring; disagreeing.
Inconcussible
a.
• Not concussible; that cannot be shaken.
Incondite
a.
• Badly put together; inartificial; rude; unpolished; irregular.
Inconditional
a.
• Unconditional.
Inconditionate
a.
• Not conditioned; not limited; absolute.
Inconform
a.
• Unconformable.
Inconformable
a.
• Unconformable.
Inconformity
n.
• Want of conformity; nonconformity.
Inconfused
a.
• Not confused; distinct.
Inconfusion
n.
• Freedom from confusion; distinctness.
Inconfutable
a.
• Not confutable.
Incongealable
a.
• Not congealable; incapable of being congealed.
Incongenial
a.
• Not congenial; uncongenial.
Incongruence
n.
• Want of congruence; incongruity.
Incongruent
a.
• Incongruous.
Incongruity
n.
• The quality or state of being incongruous; want of congruity; unsuitableness; inconsistency; impropriety.
• Disagreement of parts; want of symmetry or of harmony.
• That which is incongruous; want of congruity.
Incongruous
a.
• Not congruous; reciprocally disagreeing; not capable of harmonizing or readily assimilating; inharmonious; inappropriate; unsuitable; not fitting; inconsistent; improper; as, an incongruous remark; incongruous behavior, action, dress, etc.
Inconnected
a.
• Not connected; disconnected.
Inconnection
n.
• Disconnection.
Inconnexedly
adv.
• Not connectedly; without connection.
Inconscionable
a.
• Unconscionable.
Inconscious
a.
• Unconscious.
Inconsecutiveness
n.
• The state or quality of not being consecutive.
Inconsequence
n.
• The quality or state of being inconsequent; want of just or logical inference or argument; inconclusiveness.
Inconsequent
a.
• Not following from the premises; not regularly inferred; invalid; not characterized by logical method; illogical; arbitrary; inconsistent; of no consequence.
Inconsequential
a.
• Not regularly following from the premises; hence, irrelevant; unimportant; of no consequence.
Inconsequentiality
n.
• The state of being inconsequential.
Inconsequentness
n.
• Inconsequence.
Inconsiderable
a.
• Not considerable; unworthy of consideration or notice; unimportant; small; trivial; as, an inconsiderable distance; an inconsiderable quantity, degree, value, or sum.
Inconsideracy
n.
• Inconsiderateness; thoughtlessness.
Inconsiderate
a.
• Not considerate; not attentive to safety or to propriety; not regarding the rights or feelings of others; hasty; careless; thoughtless; heedless; as, the young are generally inconsiderate; inconsiderate conduct.
• Inconsiderable.
Inconsiderately
adv.
• In an inconsiderate manner.
Inconsiderateness
n.
• The quality or state of being inconsiderate.
Inconsideration
n.
• Want of due consideration; inattention to consequences; inconsiderateness.
Inconsistence
n.
• Inconsistency.
Inconsistency
n.
• The quality or state of being inconsistent; discordance in respect to sentiment or action; such contrariety between two things that both can not exist or be true together; disagreement; incompatibility.
• Absurdity in argument ore narration; incoherence or irreconcilability in the parts of a statement, argument, or narration; that which is inconsistent.
• Want of stability or uniformity; unsteadiness; changeableness; variableness.
Inconsistent
a.
• Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character, sentiment, or action; incompatible; incongruous; contradictory.
• Not exhibiting uniformity of sentiment, steadiness to principle, etc.; unequal; fickle; changeable.
Inconsistently
adv.
• In an inconsistent manner.
Inconsistentness
n.
• Inconsistency.
Inconsisting
a.
• Inconsistent.
Inconsolable
a.
• Not consolable; incapable of being consoled; grieved beyond susceptibility of comfort; disconsolate.
Inconsonant
a.
• Not consonant or agreeing; inconsistent; discordant.
Inconspicuous
a.
• Not conspicuous or noticeable; hardly discernible.
Inconstance
n.
• Inconstancy.
Inconstancy
n.
• The quality or state of being inconstant; want of constancy; mutability; fickleness; variableness.
Inconstant
a.
• Not constant; not stable or uniform; subject to change of character, appearance, opinion, inclination, or purpose, etc.; not firm; unsteady; fickle; changeable; variable; — said of persons or things; as, inconstant in love or friendship.
Inconstantly
adv.
• In an inconstant manner.
Inconsummate
a.
• Not consummated; not finished; incomplete.
Inconsumptible
a.
• Inconsumable.
Incontaminate
a.
• Not contaminated; pure.
Incontentation
n.
• Discontent.
Incontestability
n.
• The quality or state of being incontestable.
Incontestable
a.
• Not contestable; not to be disputed; that cannot be called in question or controverted; incontrovertible; indisputable; as, incontestable evidence, truth, or facts.
Incontested
a.
• Not contested.
Incontiguous
a.
• Not contiguous; not adjoining or in contact; separate.
Incontinent
a.
• Not continent; uncontrolled; not restraining the passions or appetites, particularly the sexual appetite; indulging unlawful lust; unchaste; lewd.
(Med.) Unable to restrain natural evacuations.
n.
• One who is unchaste.
adv.
• Incontinently; instantly immediately.
Incontinently
adv.
• In an incontinent manner; without restraint, or without due restraint; — used esp. of the passions or appetites.
• Immediately; at once; forthwith.
Incontracted
a.
• Uncontracted.
Incontrollable
a.
• Not controllable; uncontrollable.
Incontrovertibility
n.
• The state or condition of being incontrovertible.
Incontrovertible
a.
• Not controvertible; too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable.
Inconvenience
n.
• The quality or condition of being inconvenient; want of convenience; unfitness; unsuitableness; inexpediency; awkwardness; as, the inconvenience of the arrangement.
• That which gives trouble, embarrassment, or uneasiness; disadvantage; anything that disturbs quiet, impedes prosperity, or increases the difficulty of action or success; as, one inconvenience of life is poverty.
v. t.
• To put to inconvenience; to incommode; as, to inconvenience a neighbor.
Inconveniency
n.
• Inconvenience.
Inconvenient
a.
• Not becoming or suitable; unfit; inexpedient.
• Not convenient; giving trouble, uneasiness, or annoyance; hindering progress or success; uncomfortable; disadvantageous; incommodious; inopportune; as, an inconvenient house, garment, arrangement, or time.
Inconveniently
adv.
• In an inconvenient manner; incommodiously; unsuitably; unseasonably.
Inconversable
a.
• Incommunicative; unsocial; reserved.
Inconversant
a.
• Not conversant; not acquainted; not versed; unfamiliar.
Inconverted
a.
• Not turned or changed about.
Inconvertibility
n.
• The quality or state of being inconvertible; not capable of being exchanged for, or converted into, something else; as, the inconvertibility of an irredeemable currency, or of lead, into gold.
Inconvertible
a.
• Not convertible; not capable of being transmuted, changed into, or exchanged for, something else; as, one metal is inconvertible into another; bank notes are sometimes inconvertible into specie.
Inconvertibleness
n.
• Inconvertibility.
Inconvertibly
adv.
• In an inconvertible manner.
Inconvincible
a.
• Not convincible; incapable of being convinced.
Inconvincibly
adv.
• In a manner not admitting of being convinced.
Incony
a.
• Unlearned; artless; pretty; delicate.
Incoordinate
a.
• Not coordinate.
Incoordination
n.
• Want of coordination; lack of harmonious adjustment or action.
Incoronate
a.
• Crowned.
Incorporal
a.
• Immaterial; incorporeal; spiritual.
Incorporality
n.
• Incorporeality.
Incorporally
adv.
• Incorporeally.
Incorporate
a.
• Not consisting of matter; not having a material body; incorporeal; spiritual.
• Not incorporated; not existing as a corporation; as, an incorporate banking association.
a.
• Corporate; incorporated; made one body, or united in one body; associated; mixed together; combined; embodied.
v. t.
• To form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients. into one consistent mass.
• To unite with a material body; to give a material form to; to embody.
• To unite with, or introduce into, a mass already formed; as, to incorporate copper with silver; — used with with and into.
• To unite intimately; to blend; to assimilate; to combine into a structure or organization, whether material or mental; as, to incorporate provinces into the realm; to incorporate another's ideas into one's work.
• To form into a legal body, or body politic; to constitute into a corporation recognized by law, with special functions, rights, duties and liabilities; as, to incorporate a bank, a railroad company, a city or town, etc.
v. i.
• To unite in one body so as to make a part of it; to be mixed or blended; — usually followed by with.
Incorporated
a.
• United in one body; formed into a corporation; made a legal entity.
Incorporation
n.
• The act of incorporating, or the state of being incorporated.
• The union of different ingredients in one mass; mixture; combination; synthesis.
• The union of something with a body already existing; association; intimate union; assimilation; as, the incorporation of conquered countries into the Roman republic.
(Law) The act of creating a corporation.
• A body incorporated; a corporation.
Incorporative
a.
• Incorporating or tending to incorporate; as, the incorporative languages (as of the Basques, North American Indians, etc. ) which run a whole phrase into one word.
Incorporator
n.
• One of a number of persons who gets a company incorporated; one of the original members of a corporation.
Incorporeal
a.
• Not corporeal; not having a material body or form; not consisting of matter; immaterial.
(Law) Existing only in contemplation of law; not capable of actual visible seizin or possession; not being an object of sense; intangible; — opposed to corporeal.
Incorporealism
n.
• Existence without a body or material form; immateriality.
Incorporealist
n.
• One who believes in incorporealism.
Incorporeality
n.
• The state or quality of being incorporeal or bodiless; immateriality; incorporealism.
Incorporeally
adv.
• In an incorporeal manner.
Incorporeity
n.
• The quality of being incorporeal; immateriality.
Incorpse
v. t.
• To incorporate.
Incorrect
a.
• Not correct; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty.
• Not in accordance with the truth; inaccurate; not exact; as, an incorrect statement or calculation.
• Not accordant with duty or morality; not duly regulated or subordinated; unbecoming; improper; as, incorrect conduct.
Incorrection
n.
• Want of correction, restraint, or discipline.
Incorrectly
adv.
• Not correctly; inaccurately; not exactly; as, a writing incorrectly copied; testimony incorrectly stated.
Incorrectness
n.
• The quality of being incorrect; want of conformity to truth or to a standard; inaccuracy; inexactness; as incorrectness may in defect or in redundance.
Incorresponding
a.
• Not corresponding; disagreeing.
Incorrigibility
n.
• The state or quality of being incorrigible.
Incorrigible
a.
• Not corrigible; incapable of being corrected or amended; bad beyond correction; irreclaimable; as, incorrigible error.
n.
• One who is corrigible; especially, a hardened criminal; as, the perpetual imprisonment of incorrigibles.
Incorrigibleness
n.
• Incorrigibility.
Incorrigibly
adv.
• In an incorrigible manner.
Incorrodible
a.
• Incapable of being corroded, consumed, or eaten away.
Incorrupt
a.
• Not affected with corruption or decay; unimpaired; not marred or spoiled.
• Not defiled or depraved; pure; sound; untainted; above the influence of bribes; upright; honest.
Incorrupted
a.
• Uncorrupted.
Incorruptibility
n.
• The quality of being incorruptible; incapability of corruption.
Incorruptible
a.
• Not corruptible; incapable of corruption, decay, or dissolution; as, gold is incorruptible.
• Incapable of being bribed or morally corrupted; inflexibly just and upright.
n.
(Eccl. Hist.) One of a religious sect which arose in Alexandria, in the reign of the Emperor Justinian, and which believed that the body of Christ was incorruptible, and that he suffered hunger, thirst, pain, only in appearance.
n.
• The quality or state of being incorruptible.
Incorruptibly
adv.
• In an incorruptible manner.
Incorruption
n.
• The condition or quality of being incorrupt or incorruptible; absence of, or exemption from, corruption.
Incorruptive
a.
• Incorruptible; not liable to decay.
Incorruptly
adv.
• Without corruption.
Incorruptness
n.
• Freedom or exemption from decay or corruption.
• Probity; integrity; honesty.
Incrassate
v. t.
• To make thick or thicker; to thicken; especially, in pharmacy, to thicken (a liquid) by the mixture of another substance, or by evaporating the thinner parts.
v. i.
• To become thick or thicker.
Incrassation
n.
• The act or process of thickening or making thick; the process of becoming thick or thicker.
• The state of being incrassated or made thick; inspissation.
Incrassative
a.
• Having the quality of thickening; tending to thicken.
n.
• A substance which has the power to thicken; formerly, a medicine supposed to thicken the humors.
Increasable
a.
• Capable of being increased.
Increase
v. i.
• To become greater or more in size, quantity, number, degree, value, intensity, power, authority, reputation, wealth; to grow; to augment; to advance; — opposed to decrease.
• To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
(Astron.) To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases.
v. t.
• To augment or make greater in bulk, quantity, extent, value, or amount, etc.; to add to; to extend; to lengthen; to enhance; to aggravate; as, to increase one's possessions, influence.
n.
• Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth.
• That which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest.
• Progeny; issue; offspring.
• Generation.
(Astron.) The period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; — said of the moon.
Increaseful
a.
• Full of increase; abundant in produce.
Increasement
n.
• Increase.
Increaser
n.
• One who, or that, increases.
Increasingly
adv.
• More and more.
Increate
v. t.
• To create within.
Incredibility
n.
• The quality or state of being incredible; incredibleness.
• That which is incredible.
Incredible
a.
• Not credible; surpassing belief; too extraordinary and improbable to admit of belief; unlikely; marvelous; fabulous.
Incredibleness
n.
• Incredibility.
Incredibly
adv.
• In an incredible manner.
Incredited
a.
• Uncredited.
Incredulity
n.
• The state or quality of being icredulous; a withholding or refusal of belief; skepticism; unbelief; disbelief.
Incredulous
a.
• Not credulous; indisposed to admit or accept that which is related as true, skeptical; unbelieving.
• Indicating, or caused by, disbelief or incredulity.
• Incredible; not easy to be believed.
Incredulously
adv.
• In an incredulous manner; with incredulity.
Incredulousness
n.
• Incredulity.
Incremable
a.
• Incapable of being burnt; incombustibe.
Incremate
v. t.
• To consume or reduce to ashes by burning, as a dead body; to cremate.
Incremation
n.
• Burning; esp., the act of burning a dead body; cremation.
Increment
n.
• The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk, guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation; enlargement.
• Matter added; increase; produce; production; — opposed to decrement.
(Math.) The increase of a variable quantity or fraction from its present value to its next ascending value; the finite quantity, generally variable, by which a variable quantity is increased.
(Rhet.) An amplification without strict climax, as in the following passage:
Incremental
a.
(Biol.) Pertaining to, or resulting from, the process of growth; as, the incremental lines in the dentine of teeth.
Increpate
v. t.
• To chide; to rebuke; to reprove.
Increpation
n.
• A chiding; rebuke; reproof.
Increscent
a.
• Increasing; growing; augmenting; swelling; enlarging.
(Her.) Increasing; on the increase; — said of the moon represented as the new moon, with the points turned toward the dexter side.
Increst
v. t.
• To adorn with a crest.
Incriminate
v. t.
• To accuse; to charge with a crime or fault; to criminate.
Incrimination
n.
• The act of incriminating; crimination.
Incriminatory
a.
• Of or pertaining to crimination; tending to incriminate; criminatory.
Incruental
a.
• Unbloody; not attended with blood; as, an incruental sacrifice.
Incrust
v. t.
• To cover or line with a crust, or hard coat; to form a crust on the surface of; as, iron incrusted with rust; a vessel incrusted with salt; a sweetmeat incrusted with sugar.
(Fine Arts) To inlay into, as a piece of carving or other ornamental object.
Incrustate
a.
• Incrusted.
v. t.
• To incrust.
Incrustation
n.
• The act of incrusting, or the state of being incrusted.
• A crust or hard coating of anything upon or within a body, as a deposit of lime, sediment, etc., from water on the inner surface of a steam boiler.
(Arch.) A covering or inlaying of marble, mosaic, etc., attached to the masonry by cramp irons or cement.
(Fine Arts) Anything inlaid or imbedded.
Incrustment
n.
• Incrustation.
Incrystallizable
a.
• Not crystallizable; incapable of being formed into crystals.
Incubate
v. i. & t.
• To sit, as on eggs for hatching; to brood; to brood upon, or keep warm, as eggs, for the purpose of hatching.
Incubation
n.
• A sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, (eggs) to develop the life within, by any process.
(Med.) The development of a disease from its causes, or its period of incubation. (See below.)
• A sleeping in a consecrated place for the purpose of dreaming oracular dreams.
Incubative
a.
• Of or pertaining to incubation, or to the period of incubation.
Incubator
n.
• That which incubates, especially, an apparatus by means of which eggs are hatched by artificial heat.
Incubatory
a.
• Serving for incubation.
Incube
v. t.
• To fix firmly, as in cube; to secure or place firmly.
Incubiture
n.
• Incubation.
Incubous
a.
(Bot.) Having the leaves so placed that the upper part of each one covers the base of the leaf next above it, as in hepatic mosses of the genus Frullania.
Incubus
n.
• A demon; a fiend; a lascivious spirit, supposed to have sexual intercourse with women by night.
(Med.) The nightmare.
• Any oppressive encumbrance or burden; anything that prevents the free use of the faculties.
Inculcate
v. t.
• To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the mind; as, Christ inculcates on his followers humility.
Inculcation
n.
• A teaching and impressing by frequent repetitions.
Inculcator
n.
• One who inculcates.
Inculk
v. t.
• To inculcate.
Inculp
v. t.
• To inculpate.
Inculpable
a.
• Faultless; blameless; innocent.
Inculpableness
n.
• Blamelessness; faultlessness.
Inculpably
adv.
• Blamelessly.
Inculpate
v. t.
• To blame; to impute guilt to; to accuse; to involve or implicate in guilt.
Inculpation
n.
• Blame; censure; crimination.
Inculpatory
a.
• Imputing blame; criminatory; compromising; implicating.
Incult
a.
• Untilled; uncultivated; crude; rude; uncivilized.
Incultivated
a.
• Uncultivated.
Incultivation
n.
• Want of cultivation.
Inculture
n.
• Want or neglect of cultivation or culture.
Incumbency
n.
• The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something.
• That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a burden; a weight.
• That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility.
• The state of holding a benefice; the full possession and exercise of any office.
Incumbent
a.
• Lying; resting; reclining; recumbent; superimposed; superincumbent.
• Lying, resting, or imposed, as a duty or obligation; obligatory; always with on or upon.
(Bot.) Leaning or resting; — said of anthers when lying on the inner side of the filament, or of cotyledons when the radicle lies against the back of one of them.
(Zool.) Bent downwards so that the ends touch, or rest on, something else; as, the incumbent toe of a bird.
n.
• A person who is in present possession of a benefice or of any office.
Incumbently
adv.
• In an incumbent manner; so as to be incumbent.
Incumbition
n.
• Incubation.
Incumbrance
n.
• A burdensome and troublesome load; anything that impedes motion or action, or renders it difficult or laborious; clog; impediment; hindrance; check.
(Law) A burden or charge upon property; a claim or lien upon an estate, which may diminish its value.
Incumbrancer
n.
(Law) One who holds incumbrance, or some legal claim, lien, or charge on an estate.
Incumbrous
a.
• Cumbersome; troublesome.
Incunabulum
n.
• A work of art or of human industry, of an early epoch; especially, a book printed before A. D. 1500.
Incur
v. t.
• To meet or fall in with, as something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to put one's self in the way of; to expose one's self to; to become liable or subject to; to bring down upon one's self; to encounter; to contract; as, to incur debt, danger, displeasure penalty, responsibility, etc.
• To render liable or subject to; to occasion.
v. i.
• To pass; to enter.
Incurability
n.
• The state of being uncurable; irremediableness.
Incurable
a.
• Not capable of being cured; beyond the power of skill or medicine to remedy; as, an incurable disease.
• Not admitting or capable of remedy or correction; irremediable; remediless; as, incurable evils.
n.
• A person diseased beyond cure.
Incurableness
n.
• The state of being incurable; incurability.
Incurably
adv.
• In a manner that renders cure impracticable or impossible; irremediably.
Incuriosity
n.
• Want of curiosity or interest; inattentiveness; indifference.
Incurious
a.
• Not curious or inquisitive; without care for or interest in; inattentive; careless; negligent; heedless.
Incuriously
adv.
• In an curious manner.
Incuriousness
n.
• Unconcernedness; incuriosity.
Incurrence
n.
• The act of incurring, bringing on, or subjecting one's self to (something troublesome or burdensome); as, the incurrence of guilt, debt, responsibility, etc.
Incurrent
a.
(Zool.) Characterized by a current which flows inward; as, the incurrent orifice of lamellibranch Mollusca.
Incursion
n.
• A running into; hence, an entering into a territory with hostile intention; a temporary invasion; a predatory or harassing inroad; a raid.
• Attack; occurrence.
Incursive
a.
• Making an incursion; invasive; aggressive; hostile.
Incurtain
v. t.
• To curtain.
Incurvate
a.
• Curved; bent; crooked.
v. t.
• To turn from a straight line or course; to bend; to crook.
Incurvation
n.
• The act of bending, or curving.
• The state of being bent or curved; curvature.
• The act of bowing, or bending the body, in respect or reverence.
Incurve
v. t.
• To bend; to curve; to make crooked.
Incurved
a.
(Bot.) Bending gradually toward the axis or center, as branches or petals.
Incurvity
n.
• A state of being bent or curved; incurvation; a bending inwards.
Incus
n.
• An anvil.
(Anat.) One of the small bones in the tympanum of the ear; the anvil bone.
(Zool.) The central portion of the armature of the pharynx in the Rotifera.
Incuse
a.
(Numismatics) Cut or stamped in, or hollowed out by engraving.
Incute
v. t.
• To strike or stamp in.
Indagate
v. t.
• To seek or search out.
Indagation
n.
• Search; inquiry; investigation.
Indagative
a.
• Searching; exploring; investigating.
Indagator
n.
• A searcher; an explorer; an investigator.
Indamaged
a.
• Not damaged.
Indart
v. t.
• To pierce, as with a dart.
Indazol
n.
(Chem.) A nitrogenous compound, C7H6N2, analogous to indol, and produced from a diazo derivative or cinnamic acid.
Inde
a.
• Azure-colored; of a bright blue color.
Indebt
v. t.
• To bring into debt; to place under obligation; — chiefly used in the participle indebted.
Indebted
a.
• Brought into debt; being under obligation; held to payment or requital; beholden.
• Placed under obligation for something received, for which restitution or gratitude is due; as, we are indebted to our parents for their care of us in infancy; indebted to friends for help and encouragement.
Indebtedness
n.
• The state of being indebted.
• The sum owed; debts, collectively.
Indebtment
n.
• Indebtedness.
Indecence
n.
• See
Indecency
n.
• The quality or state of being indecent; want of decency, modesty, or good manners; obscenity.
• That which is indecent; an indecent word or act; an offense against delicacy.
Indecent
a.
• Not decent; unfit to be seen or heard; offensive to modesty and delicacy; as, indecent language.
Indecently
adv.
• In an indecent manner.
Indeciduate
a.
• Indeciduous.
(Anat.) Having no decidua; nondeciduate.
Indeciduous
a.
• Not deciduous or falling, as the leaves of trees in autumn; lasting; evergreen; persistent; permanent; perennial.
Indecimable
a.
• Not decimable, or liable to be decimated; not liable to the payment of tithes.
Indecinable
a.
(Gram.) Not declinable; not varied by inflective terminations; as, nihil (nothing), in Latin, is an indeclinable noun.
n.
• An indeclinable word.
Indecinably
adv.
• Without variation.
(Gram.) Without variation of termination.
Indecipherable
a.
• Not decipherable; incapable of being deciphered, explained, or solved.
Indecision
n.
• Want of decision; want of settled purpose, or of firmness; indetermination; wavering of mind; irresolution; vacillation; hesitation.
Indecisive
a.
• Not decisive; not bringing to a final or ultimate issue; as, an indecisive battle, argument, answer.
• Undetermined; prone to indecision; irresolute; unsettled; wavering; vacillating; hesitating; as, an indecisive state of mind; an indecisive character.
Indecisively
adv.
• Without decision.
Indecisiveness
n.
• The state of being indecisive; unsettled state.
Indecomposable
a.
• Not decomposable; incapable or difficult of decomposition; not resolvable into its constituents or elements.
Indecomposableness
n.
• Incapableness of decomposition; stability; permanence; durability.
Indecorous
a.
• Not decorous; violating good manners; contrary to good breeding or etiquette; unbecoming; improper; out of place; as, indecorous conduct.
Indecorously
adv.
• In an indecorous manner.
Indecorousness
n.
• The quality of being indecorous; want of decorum.
Indecorum
n.
• Want of decorum; impropriety of behavior; that in behavior or manners which violates the established rules of civility, custom, or etiquette; indecorousness.
• An indecorous or becoming action.
Indeed
adv.
• In reality; in truth; in fact; verily; truly; — used in a variety of sense. Esp.: (a) Denoting emphasis; as, indeed it is so. (b) Denoting concession or admission; as, indeed, you are right. (c) Denoting surprise; as, indeed, is it you? Its meaning is not intrinsic or fixed, but depends largely on the form of expression which it accompanies.
Indefatigability
n.
• The state of being indefatigable.
Indefatigable
a.
• Incapable of being fatigued; not readily exhausted; unremitting in labor or effort; untiring; unwearying; not yielding to fatigue; as, indefatigable exertions, perseverance, application.
Indefatigableness
n.
• Indefatigable quality; unweariedness; persistency.
Indefatigably
adv.
• Without weariness; without yielding to fatigue; persistently.
Indefatigation
n.
• Indefatigableness; unweariedness.
Indefeasibility
n.
• The quality of being undefeasible.
Indefeasible
a.
• Not to be defeated; not defeasible; incapable of being annulled or made void; as, an indefeasible or title.
Indefectibility
n.
• The quality of being indefectible.
Indefectible
a.
• Not defectible; unfailing; not liable to defect, failure, or decay.
Indefective
a.
• Not defective; perfect; complete.
Indefeisible
a.
• Indefeasible.
Indefensibility
n.
• The quality or state of not being defensible.
Indefensible
• Not defensible; not capable of being defended, maintained, vindicated, or justified; unjustifiable; untenable; as, an indefensible fortress, position, cause, etc.
Indefensibly
adv.
• In an indefensible manner.
Indefensive
a.
• Defenseless.
Indeficiency
n.
• The state or quality of not being deficient.
Indeficient
a.
• Not deficient; full.
Indefinable
a.
• Incapable of being defined or described; inexplicable.
Indefinably
adv.
• In an indefinable manner.
Indefinite
a.
• Not definite; not limited, defined, or specified; not explicit; not determined or fixed upon; not precise; uncertain; vague; confused; obscure; as, an indefinite time, plan, etc.
• Having no determined or certain limits; large and unmeasured, though not infinite; unlimited; as indefinite space; the indefinite extension of a straight line.
• Boundless; infinite.
(Bot.) Too numerous or variable to make a particular enumeration important; — said of the parts of a flower, and the like. Also, indeterminate.
Indefinitely
adv.
• In an indefinite manner or degree; without any settled limitation; vaguely; not with certainty or exactness; as, to use a word indefinitely.
Indefiniteness
n.
• The quality of being indefinite.
Indefinitude
n.
• Indefiniteness; vagueness; also, number or quantity not limited by our understanding, though yet finite.
Indehiscence
n.
(Bot.) The property or state of being indehiscent.
Indehiscent
a.
(Bot.) Remaining closed at maturity, or not opening along regular lines, as the acorn, or a cocoanut.
Indelectable
a.
• Not delectable; unpleasant; disagreeable.
Indeliberate
a.
• Done without deliberation; unpremeditated.
Indeliberated
a.
• Indeliberate.
Indelibility
n.
• The quality of being indelible.
Indelible
a.
• That can not be removed, washed away, blotted out, or effaced; incapable of being canceled, lost, or forgotten; as, indelible characters; an indelible stain; an indelible impression on the memory.
• That can not be annulled; indestructible.
Indelicacy
n.
• The quality of being indelicate; want of delicacy, or of a nice sense of, or regard for, purity, propriety, or refinement in manners, language, etc.; rudeness; coarseness; also, that which is offensive to refined taste or purity of mind.
Indelicate
a.
• Not delicate; wanting delicacy; offensive to good manners, or to purity of mind; coarse; rude; as, an indelicate word or suggestion; indelicate behavior.
Indemnification
n.
• The act or process of indemnifying, preserving, or securing against loss, damage, or penalty; reimbursement of loss, damage, or penalty; the state of being indemnified.
• That which indemnifies.
Indemnify
v. t.
• To save harmless; to secure against loss or damage; to insure.
• To make restitution or compensation for, as for that which is lost; to make whole; to reimburse; to compensate.
Indemnity
n.
• Security; insurance; exemption from loss or damage, past or to come; immunity from penalty, or the punishment of past offenses; amnesty.
• Indemnification, compensation, or remuneration for loss, damage, or injury sustained.
Indemonstrability
n.
• The quality of being indemonstrable.
Indemonstrable
a.
• Incapable of being demonstrated.
Indenization
n.
• The act of naturalizing; endenization.
Indenize
v. t.
• To naturalize.
Indenizen
v. t.
• To invest with the privileges of a denizen; to naturalize.
Indent
v. t.
• To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper.
• To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp.
• To bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant.
(Print.) To begin (a line or lines) at a greater or less distance from the margin; as, to indent the first line of a paragraph one em; to indent the second paragraph two ems more than the first.
(Mil.) To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores.
v. i.
• To be cut, notched, or dented.
• To crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag.
• To contract; to bargain or covenant.
n.
• A cut or notch in the man gin of anything, or a recess like a notch.
• A stamp; an impression.
• A certificate, or intended certificate, issued by the government of the United States at the close of the Revolution, for the principal or interest of the public debt.
(Mil.) A requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army.
Indentation
n.
• The act of indenting or state of being indented.
• A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything; as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
• A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
(Print.) The act of beginning a line or series of lines at a little distance within the flush line of the column or page, as in the common way of beginning the first line of a paragraph.
• The measure of the distance; as, an indentation of one em, or of two ems.
Indented
a.
• Cut in the edge into points or inequalities, like teeth; jagged; notched; stamped in; dented on the surface.
• Having an uneven, irregular border; sinuous; undulating.
(Her.) Notched like the part of a saw consisting of the teeth; serrated; as, an indented border or ordinary.
• Bound out by an indenture; apprenticed; indentured; as, an indented servant.
(Zool.) Notched along the margin with a different color, as the feathers of some birds.
Indentedly
adv.
• With indentations.
Indenting
n.
• Indentation; an impression like that made by a tooth.
Indention
n.
(Print.) Same as Indentation, 4.
Indentment
n.
• Indenture.
Indenture
n.
• The act of indenting, or state of being indented.
(Law) A mutual agreement in writing between two or more parties, whereof each party has usually a counterpart or duplicate; sometimes in the pl., a short form for indentures of apprenticeship, the contract by which a youth is bound apprentice to a master.
v. t.
• To indent; to make hollows, notches, or wrinkles in; to furrow.
• To bind by indentures or written contract; as, to indenture an apprentice.
v. i.
• To run or wind in and out; to be cut or notched; to indent.
Independence
n.
• The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
• Sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
Independency
n.
• Independence.
(Eccl.) Doctrine and polity of the Independents.
Independent
a.
• Not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly independent.
• Affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent property.
• Not subject to bias or influence; not obsequious; self-directing; as, a man of an independent mind.
• Expressing or indicating the feeling of independence; free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or manner.
• Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.
(Eccl.) Belonging or pertaining to, or holding to the doctrines or methods of, the Independents.
(Math.) Not dependent upon another quantity in respect to value or rate of variation; — said of quantities or functions.
(U. S. Politics) Not bound by party; exercising a free choice in voting with either or any party.
n.
(Eccl.) One who believes that an organized Christian church is complete in itself, competent to self-government, and independent of all ecclesiastical authority.
(Politics) One who does not acknowledge an obligation to support a party's candidate under all circumstances; one who exercises liberty in voting.
Independentism
n.
• Independency; the church system of Independents.
Independently
adv.
• In an independent manner; without control.
Indeposable
a.
• Incapable of being deposed.
Indepravate
a.
• Undepraved.
Indeprecable
a.
• Incapable or undeserving of being deprecated.
Indeprehensible
a.
• Incapable of being found out.
Indeprivable
a.
• Incapable of being deprived, or of being taken away.
Indescribable
a.
• Incapable of being described.
Indescriptive
a.
• Not descriptive.
Indesert
n.
• Ill desert.
Indesinent
a.
• Not ceasing; perpetual.
Indesirable
a.
• Undesirable.
Indestructibility
n.
• The quality of being indestructible.
Indestructible
a.
• Not destructible; incapable of decomposition or of being destroyed.
Indeterminable
a.
• Not determinable; impossible to be determined; not to be definitely known, ascertained, defined, or limited.
n.
• An indeterminable thing or quantity.
Indeterminate
a.
• Not determinate; not certain or fixed; indefinite; not precise; as, an indeterminate number of years.
Indetermination
n.
• Want of determination; an unsettled or wavering state, as of the mind.
• Want of fixed or stated direction.
Indetermined
a.
• Undetermined.
Indevirginate
a.
• Not devirginate.
Indevote
a.
• Not devoted.
Indevotion
n.
• Want of devotion; impiety; irreligion.
Indevout
a.
• Not devout.
Indew
v. t.
• To indue.
Index
n.
• That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses.
• That which guides, points out, informs, or directs; a pointer or a hand that directs to anything, as the hand of a watch, a movable finger on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument. In printing, a sign [\'b5] used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph; — called also fist.
• A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book; — usually alphabetical in arrangement, and printed at the end of the volume.
• A prologue indicating what follows.
(Anat.) The second digit, that next pollex, in the manus, or hand; the forefinger; index finger.
(Math.) The figure or letter which shows the power or root of a quantity; the exponent. [In this sense the plural is always indices.]
v. t.
• To provide with an index or table of references; to put into an index; as, to index a book, or its contents.
Indexer
n.
• One who makes an index.
Indexical
a.
• Of, pertaining to, or like, an index; having the form of an index.
Indexically
adv.
• In the manner of an index.
Indexterity
n.
• Want of dexterity or readiness, especially in the use of the hands; clumsiness; awkwardness.
India
n.
• A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.
Indiadem
v. t.
• To place or set in a diadem, as a gem or gems.
Indiaman
n.
• A large vessel in the India trade.
Indian
a
• Of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies, or, sometimes, to the West Indies.
• Of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of America; as, Indian wars; the Indian tomahawk.
• Made of maize or Indian corn; as, Indian corn, Indian meal, Indian bread, and the like.
n.
• A native or inhabitant of India.
• One of the aboriginal inhabitants of America; — so called originally from the supposed identity of America with India.
Indianeer
n.
(Naut.) An Indiaman.
Indical
a.
• Indexical.
Indican
n.
(Chem.) A glucoside obtained from woad (indigo plant) and other plants, as a yellow or light brown sirup. It has a nauseous bitter taste, a decomposes or drying. By the action of acids, ferments, etc., it breaks down into sugar and indigo. It is the source of natural indigo.
(Physiol. Chem.) An indigo-forming substance, found in urine, and other animal fluids, and convertible into red and blue indigo (urrhodin and uroglaucin). Chemically, it is indoxyl sulphate of potash, C8H6NSO4K, and is derived from the indol formed in the alimentary canal. Called also uroxanthin.
Indicant
a.
• Serving to point out, as a remedy; indicating.
n.
• That which indicates or points out; as, an indicant of the remedy for a disease.
Indicate
v. t.
• To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known.
(Med.) To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies; as, great prostration of strength indicates the use of stimulants.
(Mach.) To investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator.
Indicated
a.
• Shown; denoted; registered; measured.
Indication
n.
• Act of pointing out or indicating.
• That which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token; sign; symptom; evidence.
• Discovery made; information.
• Explanation; display.
(Med.) Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies.
Indicative
a.
• Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious.
(Fine Arts) Suggestive; representing the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc.
n.
(Gram.) The indicative mood.
Indicatively
adv.
• In an indicative manner; in a way to show or signify.
Indicator
n.
• One who, or that which, shows or points out; as, a fare indicator in a street car.
(Mach.) A pressure gauge; a water gauge, as for a steam boiler; an apparatus or instrument for showing the working of a machine or moving part
(Steam Engine) An instrument which draws a diagram showing the varying pressure in the cylinder of an engine or pump at every point of the stroke. It consists of a small cylinder communicating with the engine cylinder and fitted with a piston which the varying pressure drives upward more or less against the resistance of a spring. A lever imparts motion to a pencil which traces the diagram on a card wrapped around a vertical drum which is turned back and forth by a string connected with the piston rod of the engine.
• A telltale connected with a hoisting machine, to show, at the surface, the position of the cage in the shaft of a mine, etc.
(Mech.) The part of an instrument by which an effect is indicated, as an index or pointer.
(Zool.) Any bird of the genus Indicator and allied genera.
(Chem.) That which indicates the condition of acidity, alkalinity, or the deficiency, excess, or sufficiency of a standard reagent, by causing an appearance, disappearance, or change of color, as in titration or volumetric analysis.
Indicatory
a.
• Serving to show or make known; showing; indicative; signifying; implying.
Indicatrix
n.
(Geom. of Three Dimensions) A certain conic section supposed to be drawn in the tangent plane to any surface, and used to determine the accidents of curvature of the surface at the point of contact. The curve is similar to the intersection of the surface with a parallel to the tangent plane and indefinitely near it. It is an ellipse when the curvature is synclastic, and an hyperbola when the curvature is anticlastic.
Indicavit
n.
(Eng. Law) A writ of prohibition against proceeding in the spiritual court in certain cases, when the suit belongs to the common-law courts.
Indice
n.
• Index; indication.
Indicia
n. pl.
(Law) Discriminating marks; signs; tokens; indications; appearances.
Indicible
a.
• Unspeakable.
Indicolite
n.
(Min.) A variety of tourmaline of an indigo-blue color.
Indict
v. t.
• To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite.
• To appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or announce.
(Law) To charge with a crime, in due form of law, by the finding or presentment of a grand jury; to find an indictment against; as, to indict a man for arson. It is the peculiar province of a grand jury to indict, as it is of a house of representatives to impeach.
Indictable
a.
• Capable of being, or liable to be, indicted; subject to indictment; as, an indictable offender or offense.
Indictee
n.
(Law) A person indicted.
Indicter
n.
• One who indicts.
Indiction
n.
• Declaration; proclamation; public notice or appointment.
• A cycle of fifteen years.
Indictive
a.
• Proclaimed; declared; public.
Indictment
n.
• The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted.
(Law) The formal statement of an offense, as framed by the prosecuting authority of the State, and found by the grand jury.
• An accusation in general; a formal accusation.
Indictor
n.
(Law) One who indicts.
Indies
n. pl.
• A name designating the East Indies, also the West Indies.
Indifference
n.
• The quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; want of sufficient importance to constitute a difference; absence of weight; insignificance.
• Passableness; mediocrity.
• Impartiality; freedom from prejudice, prepossession, or bias.
• Absence of anxiety or interest in respect to what is presented to the mind; unconcernedness; as, entire indifference to all that occurs.
Indifferency
n.
• Absence of interest in, or influence from, anything; unconcernedness; equilibrium; indifferentism; indifference.
Indifferent
a.
• Not maling a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no account; without significance or importance.
• Neither particularly good, not very bad; of a middle state or quality; passable; mediocre.
• Not inclined to one side, party, or choice more than to another; neutral; impartial.
• Feeling no interest, anxiety, or care, respecting anything; unconcerned; inattentive; apathetic; heedless; as, to be indifferent to the welfare of one's family.
(Law) Free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased; disinterested.
adv.
• To a moderate degree; passably; tolerably.
Indifferentism
n.
• State of indifference; want of interest or earnestness; especially, a systematic apathy regarding what is true or false in religion or philosophy; agnosticism.
(Metaph.) Same as Identism.
(R. C. Ch.) A heresy consisting in an unconcern for any particular creed, provided the morals be right and good.
Indifferentist
n.
• One governed by indifferentism.
Indifferently
adv.
• In an indifferent manner; without distinction or preference; impartially; without concern, wish, affection, or aversion; tolerably; passably.
Indifulvin
n.
(Chem.) A reddish resinous substance, obtained from indican.
Indifuscin
n.
(Chem.) A brown amorphous powder, obtained from indican.
Indigeen
n.
• Same as Indigene.
Indigence
n.
• The condition of being indigent; want of estate, or means of comfortable subsistence; penury; poverty; as, helpless, indigence.
Indigency
n.
• Indigence.
Indigene
n.
• One born in a country; an aboriginal animal or plant; an autochthon.
Indigenous
a.
• Native; produced, growing, or living, naturally in a country or climate; not exotic; not imported.
• Native; inherent; innate.
Indigent
a.
• Wanting; void; free; destitute; — used with of.
• Destitute of property or means of comfortable subsistence; needy; poor; in want; necessitous.
Indigently
adv.
• In an indigent manner.
Indigest
a.
• Crude; unformed; unorganized; undigested.
n.
• Something indigested.
Indigested
a.
• Not digested; undigested.
• Not resolved; not regularly disposed and arranged; not methodical; crude; as, an indigested array of facts.
(Med.) Not in a state suitable for healing; — said of wounds.
• Not ripened or suppurated; — said of an abscess or its contents.
• Not softened by heat, hot water, or steam.
Indigestedness
n.
• The state or quality of being undigested; crudeness.
Indigestibility
n.
• The state or quality of being indigestible; indigestibleness.
Indigestible
a.
• Not digestible; not readily soluble in the digestive juices; not easily convertible into products fitted for absorption.
• Not digestible in the mind; distressful; intolerable; as, an indigestible simile.
Indigestion
n.
• Lack of proper digestive action; a failure of the normal changes which food should undergo in the alimentary canal; dyspepsia; incomplete or difficult digestion.
Indigitate
v. i.
• To communicative ideas by the fingers; to show or compute by the fingers.
v. t.
• To point out with the finger; to indicate.
Indigitation
n.
• The act of pointing out as with the finger; indication.
Indiglucin
n.
(Chem.) The variety of sugar (glucose) obtained from the glucoside indican. It is unfermentable, but reduces Fehling's solution.
Indign
a.
• Unworthy; undeserving; disgraceful; degrading.
Indignant
a.
• Affected with indignation; wrathful; passionate; irate; feeling wrath, as when a person is exasperated by unworthy or unjust treatment, by a mean action, or by a degrading accusation.
Indignantly
adv.
• In an indignant manner.
Indignation
n.
• The feeling excited by that which is unworthy, base, or disgraceful; anger mingled with contempt, disgust, or abhorrence.
• The effect of anger; punishment.
Indignify
v. t.
• To treat disdainfully or with indignity; to contemn.
Indignity
n.
• Any action toward another which manifests contempt for him; an offense against personal dignity; unmerited contemptuous treatment; contumely; incivility or injury, accompanied with insult.
Indignly
adv.
• Unworthily.
Indigo
n.
• A kind of deep blue, one of the seven prismatic colors.
(Chem.) A blue dyestuff obtained from several plants belonging to very different genera and orders; as, the woad, Isatis tinctoria, Indigofera tinctoria, I. Anil, Nereum tinctorium, etc. It is a dark blue earthy substance, tasteless and odorless, with a copper-violet luster when rubbed. Indigo does not exist in the plants as such, but is obtained by decomposition of the glycoside indican.
a.
• Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo.
Indigofera
n.
(Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants having many species, mostly in tropical countries, several of them yielding indigo, esp. Indigofera tinctoria, and I. Anil.
Indigometer
n.
• An instrument for ascertaining the strength of an indigo solution, as in volumetric analysis.
Indigometry
n.
• The art or method of determining the coloring power of indigo.
Indigotic
a.
(Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, indigo; as, indigotic acid, which is also called anilic or nitrosalicylic acid.
Indigrubin
n.
(Physiol. Chem.) Same as Urrhodin.
Indihumin
n.
(Chem.) A brown amorphous substance resembling humin, and obtained from indican.
Indilatory
a.
• Not dilatory.
Indiligence
n.
• Want of diligence.
Indiligent
a.
• Not diligent; idle; slothful.
Indiminishable
a.
• Incapable of being diminished.
Indin
n.
(Chem.) A dark red crystalline substance, isomeric with and resembling indigo blue, and obtained from isatide and dioxindol.
Indirect
a.
• Not direct; not straight or rectilinear; deviating from a direct line or course; circuitous; as, an indirect road.
• Not tending to an aim, purpose, or result by the plainest course, or by obvious means, but obliquely or consequentially; by remote means; as, an indirect accusation, attack, answer, or proposal.
• Not straightforward or upright; unfair; dishonest; tending to mislead or deceive.
• Not resulting directly from an act or cause, but more or less remotely connected with or growing out of it; as, indirect results, damages, or claims.
(Logic & Math.) Not reaching the end aimed at by the most plain and direct method; as, an indirect proof, demonstration, etc.
Indirected
a.
• Not directed; aimless.
Indirection
n.
• Oblique course or means; dishonest practices; indirectness.
Indirectly
adv.
• In an direct manner; not in a straight line or course; not in express terms; obliquely; not by direct means; hence, unfairly; wrongly.
Indirectness
n.
• The quality or state of being indirect; obliquity; deviousness; crookedness.
• Deviation from an upright or straightforward course; unfairness; dishonesty.
Indiretin
n.
(Chem.) A dark brown resinous substance obtained from indican.
Indirubin
n.
(Chem.) A substance isomeric with, and resembling, indigo blue, and accompanying it as a side product, in its artificial production.
Indiscernible
a.
• Not to be discerned; imperceptible; not discoverable or visible.
Indisciplinable
a.
• Not disciplinable; undisciplinable.
Indiscipline
n.
• Want of discipline or instruction.
Indiscoverable
a.
• Not discoverable; undiscoverable.
Indiscovery
n.
• Want of discovery.
Indiscreet
a.
• Not discreet; wanting in discretion.
Indiscrete
a.
• Indiscreet.
• Not discrete or separated; compact; homogenous.
Indiscretion
n.
• The quality or state of being indiscreet; want of discretion; imprudence.
• An indiscreet act; indiscreet behavior.
Indiscriminate
a.
• Not discriminate; wanting discrimination; undistinguishing; not making any distinction; confused; promiscuous.
Indiscriminating
a.
• Not discriminating.
Indiscrimination
n.
• Want of discrimination or distinction; impartiality.
Indiscriminative
a.
• Making no distinction; not discriminating.
Indiscussed
a.
• Not discussed.
Indisdolubility
n.
• The quality or state of being indissoluble.
Indispensability
n.
• Indispensableness.
Indispensable
a.
• Not dispensable; impossible to be omitted, remitted, or spared; absolutely necessary or requisite.
(Eccl.) Not admitting dispensation; not subject to release or exemption.
• Unavoidable; inevitable.
Indispensableness
n.
• The state or quality of being indispensable, or absolutely necessary.
Indispensably
adv.
• In an indispensable manner.
Indispersed
a.
• Not dispersed.
Indispose
v. t.
• To render unfit or unsuited; to disqualify.
• To disorder slightly as regards health; to make somewhat.
• To disincline; to render averse or unfavorable; as, a love of pleasure indisposes the mind to severe study; the pride and selfishness of men indispose them to religious duties.
Indisposedness
n.
• The condition or quality of being indisposed.
Indisposition
n.
• The state of being indisposed; disinclination; as, the indisposition of two substances to combine.
• A slight disorder or illness.
Indisputability
n.
• Indisputableness.
Indisputable
a.
• Not disputable; incontrovertible; too evident to admit of dispute.
Indisputed
a.
• Undisputed.
Indissipable
a.
• Incapable o being dissipated.
Indissoluble
a.
• Not dissoluble; not capable of being dissolved, melted, or liquefied; insoluble; as few substances are indissoluble by heat, but many are indissoluble in water.
• Incapable of being rightfully broken or dissolved; perpetually binding or obligatory; firm; stable, as, an indissoluble league or covenant.
Indissolubleness
n.
• Indissolubility.
Indissolubly
adv.
• In an indissoluble manner.
Indissolvable
a.
• Not dissolvable; incapable of being dissolved or separated; incapable o separation; perpetually firm and binding; indissoluble; as, an indissolvable bond of union.
Indissolvableness
n.
• Indissolubleness.
Indistancy
n.
• Want of distance o separation; nearness.
Indistinct
a.
• Not distinct or distinguishable; not separate in such a manner as to be perceptible by itself; as, the indistinct parts of a substance.
• Obscure to the mind or senses; not clear; not definite; confused; imperfect; faint; as, indistinct vision; an indistinct sound; an indistinct idea or recollection.
Indistinctible
a.
• Indistinguishable.
Indistinction
n.
• Want of distinction or distinguishableness; confusion; uncertainty; indiscrimination.
Indistinctive
a.
• Having nothing distinctive; common.
Indistinctly
adv.
• In an indistinct manner; not clearly; confusedly; dimly; as, certain ideas are indistinctly comprehended.
Indistinctness
n.
• The quality or condition of being indistinct; want of definiteness; dimness; confusion; as, the indistinctness of a picture, or of comprehension; indistinctness of vision.
Indistinguishable
a.
• Not distinguishable; not capable of being perceived, known, or discriminated as separate and distinct; hence, not capable of being perceived or known; as, in the distance the flagship was indisguishable; the two copies were indisguishable in form or color; the difference between them was indisguishable.
Indistinguishably
adv.
• In a indistinguishable manner.
Indistinguished
a.
• Indistinct.
Indistinguishing
a.
• Making no difference; indiscriminative; impartial; as, indistinguishing liberalities.
Indisturbance
n.
• Freedom from disturbance; calmness; repose; apathy; indifference.
Inditch
v. t.
• To bury in, or cast into, a ditch.
Indite
v. t.
• To compose; to write; to be author of; to dictate; to prompt.
• To invite or ask.
• To indict; to accuse; to censure.
v. i.
• To compose; to write, as a poem.
Inditement
n.
• The act of inditing.
Inditer
n.
• One who indites.
Indium
n.
(Chem.) A rare metallic element, discovered in certain ores of zinc, by means of its characteristic spectrum of two indigo blue lines; hence, its name. In appearance it resembles zinc, being white or lead gray, soft, malleable and easily fusible, but in its chemical relation it resembles aluminium or gallium. Symbol In. Atomic weight, 113.4.
Indivertible
a.
• Not to be diverted or turned aside.
Individable
a.
• Indivisible.
Individed
a.
• Undivided.
Individual
a.
• Not divided, or not to be divided; existing as one entity, or distinct being or object; single; one; as, an individual man, animal, or city.
• Of or pertaining to one only; peculiar to, or characteristic of, a single person or thing; distinctive; as, individual traits of character; individual exertions; individual peculiarities.
n.
• A single person, animal, or thing of any kind; a thing or being incapable of separation or division, without losing its identity; especially, a human being; a person.
(Zool.) An independent, or partially independent, zooid of a compound animal.
• The product of a single egg, whether it remains a single animal or becomes compound by budding or fission.
Individualism
n.
• The quality of being individual; individuality; personality.
• An excessive or exclusive regard to one's personal interest; self-interest; selfishness.
Individualistic
a.
• Of or pertaining to the individual or individualism.
Individuality
n.
• The quality or state of being individual or constituting an individual; separate or distinct existence; oneness; unity.
• The character or property appropriate or peculiar to an individual; that quality which distinguishes one person or thing from another; the sum of characteristic traits; distinctive character; as, he is a person of marked individuality.
Individualization
n.
• The act of individualizing; the state of being individualized; individuation.
Individualize
v. t.
• The mark as an individual, or to distinguish from others by peculiar properties; to invest with individuality.
Individualizer
n.
• One who individualizes.
Individually
adv.
• In an individual manner or relation; as individuals; separately; each by itself.
• In an inseparable manner; inseparably; incommunicably; indivisibly; as, individuallyhe same.
Individuate
a.
• Undivided.
v. t.
• To distinguish from others from others of the species; to endow with individuality; to divide into individuals; to discriminate.
Individuation
n.
• The act of individuating or state of being individuated; individualization.
Individuator
n.
• One who, or that which, individuates.
Individuity
n.
• Separate existence; individuality; oneness.
Indivinity
n.
• Want or absence of divine power or of divinity.
Indivisibility
n.
• The state or property of being indivisible or inseparable; inseparability.
Indivisible
a.
• Not divisible; incapable of being divided, separated, or broken; not separable into parts.
(Math.) Not capable of exact division, as one quantity by another; incommensurable.
n.
• That which is indivisible.
(Geom.) An infinitely small quantity which is assumed to admit of no further division.
Indivisibleness
n.
• The state of being indivisible; indivisibility.
Indivisibly
adv.
• In an indivisible manner.
Indivision
n.
• A state of being not divided; oneness.
IndoBriton
n.
• A person born in India, of mixed Indian and British blood; a half-caste.
Indoaniline
n.
(Chem.) Any one of a series of artificial blue dyes, in appearance resembling indigo, for which they are often used as substitutes.
Indocibility
n.
• The state of being indocible; indocibleness; indocility.
Indocible
a.
• Incapable of being taught, or not easily instructed; dull in intellect; intractable; unteachable; indocile.
Indocile
a.
• Not teachable; indisposed to be taught, trained, or disciplined; not easily instructed or governed; dull; intractable.
Indocility
n.
• The quality or state of being indocile; dullness of intellect; unteachableness; intractableness.
Indoctrinate
v. t.
• To instruct in the rudiments or principles of learning, or of a branch of learning; to imbue with learning; to instruct in, or imbue with, principles or doctrines; to teach; — often followed by in.
Indoctrination
n.
• The act of indoctrinating, or the condition of being indoctrinated; instruction in the rudiments and principles of any science or system of belief; information.
Indogen
n.
(Chem.) A complex, nitrogenous radical, C8H5NO, regarded as the essential nucleus of indigo.
Indogenide
n.
(Chem.) Any one of the derivatives of indogen, which contain that group as a nucleus.
Indoin
n.
(Chem.) A substance resembling indigo blue, obtained artificially from certain isatogen compounds.
Indol
n.
(Physiol. Chem.) A white, crystalline substance, C8H7N, obtained from blue indigo, and almost all indigo derivatives, by a process of reduction. It is also formed from albuminous matter, together with skatol, by putrefaction, and by fusion with caustic potash, and is present in human excrement, as well as in the intestinal canal of some herbivora.
Indolence
n.
• Freedom from that which pains, or harasses, as toil, care, grief, etc.
• The quality or condition of being indolent; inaction, or want of exertion of body or mind, proceeding from love of ease or aversion to toil; habitual idleness; indisposition to labor; laziness; sloth; inactivity.
Indolency
n.
• Indolence.
Indolent
a.
• Free from toil, pain, or trouble.
• Indulging in ease; avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive; as, an indolent man.
(Med.) Causing little or no pain or annoyance; as, an indolent tumor.
Indolently
adv.
• In an indolent manner.
Indoles
n.
• Natural disposition; natural quality or abilities.
Indolin
n.
(Chem.) A dark resinous substance, polymeric with indol, and obtained by the reduction of indigo white.
Indomable
a.
• Indomitable.
Indomitable
a.
• Not to be subdued; untamable; invincible; as, an indomitable will, courage, animal.
Indomite
a.
• Not tamed; untamed; savage; wild.
Indomptable
a.
• Indomitable.
Indoor
a.
• Done or being within doors; within a house or institution; domestic; as, indoor work.
Indoors
adv.
• Within the house; — usually separated, in doors.
Indophenol
n.
(Chem.) Any one of a series of artificial blue dyestuffs, resembling indigo in appearance, and obtained by the action of phenol on certain nitrogenous derivatives of quinone. Simple indophenol proper has not yet been isolated.
Indorsable
a.
• Capable of being indorsed; transferable; convertible.
Indorsation
n.
• Indorsement.
Indorse
v. t.
• To cover the back of; to load or burden.
• To write upon the back or outside of a paper or letter, as a direction, heading, memorandum, or address.
(Law & Com.) To write one's name, alone or with other words, upon the back of (a paper), for the purpose of transferring it, or to secure the payment of a ote, draft, or the like; to guarantee the payment, fulfillment, performance, or validity of, or to certify something upon the back of (a check, draft, writ, warrant of arrest, etc.).
• To give one's name or support to; to sanction; to aid by approval; to approve; as, to indorse an opinion.
Indorsee
n.
• The person to whom a note or bill is indorsed, or assigned by indorsement.
Indorsement
n.
• The act of writing on the back of a note, bill, or other written instrument.
• That which is written on the back of a note, bill, or other paper, as a name, an order for, or a receipt of, payment, or the return of an officer, etc.; a writing, usually upon the back, but sometimes on the face, of a negotiable instrument, by which the property therein is assigned and transferred.
• Sanction, support, or approval; as, the indorsement of a rumor, an opinion, a course, conduct.
Indoxyl
n.
(Chem.) A nitrogenous substance, C8H7NO, isomeric with oxindol, obtained as an oily liquid.
Indoxylic
a.
(Chem.) Of or pertaining to, or producing, indoxyl; as, indoxylic acid.
Indraught
n.
• An opening from the sea into the land; an inlet.
• A draught of air or flow of water setting inward.
Indrawn
a.
• Drawn in.
Indrench
v. t.
• To overwhelm with water; to drench; to drown.
Indubious
a.
• Not dubious or doubtful; certain.
• Not doubting; unsuspecting.
Indubitable
a.
• Not dubitable or doubtful; too evident to admit of doubt; unquestionable; evident; apparently certain; as, an indubitable conclusion.
n.
• That which is indubitable.
Indubitableness
n.
• The state or quality of being indubitable.
Indubitably
adv.
• Undoubtedly; unquestionably; in a manner to remove all doubt.
Indubitate
a.
• Not questioned or doubtful; evident; certain.
v. t.
• To bring into doubt; to cause to be doubted.
Induce
v. t.
• To lead in; to introduce.
• To draw on; to overspread. []
• To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to move by persuasion or influence.
• To bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by fatigue or exposure.
(Physics) To produce, or cause, by proximity without contact or transmission, as a particular electric or magnetic condition in a body, by the approach of another body in an opposite electric or magnetic state.
(Logic) To generalize or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; — the opposite of deduce.
Inducement
n.
• The act of inducing, or the state of being induced.
• That which induces; a motive or consideration that leads one to action or induces one to act; as, reward is an inducement to toil.
(Law) Matter stated by way of explanatory preamble or introduction to the main allegations of a pleading; a leading to.
Inducer
n.
• One who, or that which, induces or incites.
Inducible
a.
• Capable of being induced, caused, or made to take place.
• Obtainable by induction; derivable; inferable.
Induct
v. t.
• To bring in; to introduce; to usher in.
• To introduce, as to a benefice or office; to put in actual possession of the temporal rights of an ecclesiastical living, or of any other office, with the customary forms and ceremonies.
Inducteous
a.
(Elec.) Rendered electro-polar by induction, or brought into the opposite electrical state by the influence of inductive bodies.
Inductile
a.
• Not ductile; incapable of being drawn into threads, as a metal; inelastic; tough.
Inductility
n.
• The quality or state of being inductile.
Induction
n.
• The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement.
• An introduction or introductory scene, as to a play; a preface; a prologue.
(Philos.) The act or process of reasoning from a part to a whole, from particulars to generals, or from the individual to the universal; also, the result or inference so reached.
• The introduction of a clergyman into a benefice, or of an official into a office, with appropriate acts or ceremonies; the giving actual possession of an ecclesiastical living or its temporalities.
(Math.) A process of demonstration in which a general truth is gathered from an examination of particular cases, one of which is known to be true, the examination being so conducted that each case is made to depend on the preceding one; — called also successive induction.
(Physics) The property by which one body, having electrical or magnetic polarity, causes or induces it in another body without direct contact; an impress of electrical or magnetic force or condition from one body on another without actual contact.
Inductional
a.
• Pertaining to, or proceeding by, induction; inductive.
Inductive
a.
• Leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; — usually followed by to.
• Tending to induce or cause.
• Leading to inferences; proceeding by, derived from, or using, induction; as, inductive reasoning.
(Physics) Operating by induction; as, an inductive electrical machine.
• Facilitating induction; susceptible of being acted upon by induction; as certain substances have a great inductive capacity.
Inductively
adv.
• By induction or inference.
Inductometer
n.
(Elec.) An instrument for measuring or ascertaining the degree or rate of electrical induction.
Inductor
n.
• The person who inducts another into an office or benefice.
(Elec.) That portion of an electrical apparatus, in which is the inducing charge or current.
Inductorium
n.
(Elec.) An induction coil.
Indue
v. t.
• To put on, as clothes; to draw on.
• To clothe; to invest; hence, to endow; to furnish; to supply with moral or mental qualities.
Induement
n.
• The act of induing, or state of being indued; investment; endowment.
Indulge
v. t.
• To be complacent toward; to give way to; not to oppose or restrain; (a) when said of a habit, desire, etc.: to give free course to; to give one's self up to; as, to indulge sloth, pride, selfishness, or inclinations; (b) when said of a person: to yield to the desire of; to gratify by compliance; to humor; to withhold restraint from; as, to indulge children in their caprices or willfulness; to indulge one's self with a rest or in pleasure.
• To grant as by favor; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request.
v. i.
• To indulge one's self; to gratify one's tastes or desires; esp., to give one's self up (to); to practice a forbidden or questionable act without restraint; — followed by in, but formerly, also, by to.
Indulgement
n.
• Indulgence.
Indulgence
n.
• The act of indulging or humoring; the quality of being indulgent; forbearance of restrain or control.
• An indulgent act; favor granted; gratification.
(R. C. Ch.) Remission of the temporal punishment due to sins, after the guilt of sin has been remitted by sincere repentance; absolution from the censures and public penances of the church. It is a payment of the debt of justice to God by the application of the merits of Christ and his saints to the contrite soul through the church. It is therefore believed to diminish or destroy for sins the punishment of purgatory.
v. t.
• To grant an indulgence to.
Indulgency
n.
• Indulgence.
Indulgent
a.
• Prone to indulge; yielding to the wishes, humor, or appetites of those under one's care; compliant; not opposing or restraining; tolerant; mild; favorable; not severe; as, an indulgent parent.
Indulgential
a.
• Relating to the indulgences of the Roman Catholic Church.
Indulgently
adv.
• In an indulgent manner; mildly; favorably.
Indulger
n.
• One who indulges.
Indulgiate
v. t.
• To indulge.
Induline
n.
(Chem.) Any one of a large series of aniline dyes, colored blue or violet, and represented by aniline violet.
• A dark green amorphous dyestuff, produced by the oxidation of aniline in the presence of copper or vanadium salts; — called also aniline black.
Indument
n.
(Zool.) Plumage; feathers.
Induplicate
a.
(Bot.) Having the edges bent abruptly toward the axis; — said of the parts of the calyx or corolla in aestivation.
• Having the edges rolled inward and then arranged about the axis without overlapping; — said of leaves in vernation.
Induplicative
a.
(Bot.) Having induplicate sepals or petals in aestivation.
• Having induplicate leaves in vernation.
Indurate
a.
• Hardened; not soft; indurated.
• Without sensibility; unfeeling; obdurate.
v. t.
• To make hard; as, extreme heat indurates clay; some fossils are indurated by exposure to the air.
• To make unfeeling; to deprive of sensibility; to render obdurate.
v. i.
• To grow hard; to harden, or become hard; as, clay indurates by drying, and by heat.
Indurated
a.
• Hardened; as, indurated clay; an indurated heart.
Induration
n.
• The act of hardening, or the process of growing hard.
• State of being indurated, or of having become hard.
• Hardness of character, manner, sensibility, etc.; obduracy; stiffness; want of pliancy or feeling.
Indusial
a.
• Of, pertaining to, or containing, the petrified cases of the larvae of certain insects.
Indusium
n.
(Bot.) A collection of hairs united so as to form a sort of cup, and inclosing the stigma of a flower.
• The immediate covering of the fruit dots or sori in many ferns, usually a very thin scale attached by the middle or side to a veinlet.
• A peculiar covering found in certain fungi.
Industrial
a.
• Consisting in industry; pertaining to industry, or the arts and products of industry; concerning those employed in labor, especially in manual labor, and their wages, duties, and rights.
Industrialism
n.
• Devotion to industrial pursuits; labor; industry.
• The principles or policy applicable to industrial pursuits or organized labor.
Industrially
adv.
• With reference to industry.
Industrious
a.
• Given to industry; characterized by diligence; constantly, regularly, or habitually occupied; busy; assiduous; not slothful or idle; — commonly implying devotion to lawful and useful labor.
• Steadily and perseveringly active in a particular pursuit or aim; as, he was negligent in business, but industrious in pleasure; an industrious mischief maker.
Industry
n.
• Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; — opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them.
• Any department or branch of art, occupation, or business; especially, one which employs much labor and capital and is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the iron industry; the cotton industry.
(Polit. Econ.) Human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor.
Indutive
a.
(Bot.) Covered; — applied to seeds which have the usual integumentary covering.
Induviae
n. pl.
(Bot.) Persistent portions of a calyx or corolla; also, leaves which do not disarticulate from the stem, and hence remain for a long time.
Induviate
a.
(Bot.) Covered with induviae, as the upper part of the trunk of a palm tree.
Indwell
v. t. & i.
• To dwell in; to abide within; to remain in possession.
Indweller
n.
• An inhabitant.
Indwelling
n.
• Residence within, as in the heart.
Inearth
v. t.
• To inter.
Inebriant
a.
• Intoxicating.
n.
• Anything that intoxicates, as opium, alcohol, etc.; an intoxicant.
Inebriate
v. t.
• To make drunk; to intoxicate.
• Fig.: To disorder the senses of; to exhilarate or elate as if by spirituous drink; to deprive of sense and judgment; also, to stupefy.
v. i.
• To become drunk.
a.
• Intoxicated; drunk; habitually given to drink; stupefied.
n.
• One who is drunk or intoxicated; esp., an habitual drunkard; as, an asylum fro inebriates.
Inebriation
n.
• The condition of being inebriated; intoxication; figuratively, deprivation of sense and judgment by anything that exhilarates, as success.
Inebriety
n.
• Drunkenness; inebriation.
Inebrious
a.
• Intoxicated, or partially so; intoxicating.
Inedited
a.
• Not edited; unpublished; as, an inedited manuscript.
Inee
n.
• An arrow poison, made from an apocynaceous plant (Strophanthus hispidus) of the Gaboon country; — called also onaye.
Ineffability
n.
• The quality or state of being ineffable; ineffableness; unspeakableness.
Ineffable
a.
• Incapable of being expresses in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable; as, the ineffable joys of heaven.
Ineffableness
n.
• The quality or state of being ineffable or unutterable; unspeakableness.
Ineffably
adv.
• In a manner not to be expressed in words; unspeakably.
Ineffaceable
a.
• Incapable of being effaced; indelible; ineradicable.
Ineffaceably
adv.
• So as not to be effaceable.
Ineffectible
a.
• Ineffectual; impracticable.
Ineffective
a.
• Not effective; ineffectual; futile; inefficient; useless; as, an ineffective appeal.
Ineffectively
adv.
• In an ineffective manner; without effect; inefficiently; ineffectually.
Ineffectiveness
n.
• Quality of being ineffective.
Ineffectual
a.
• Not producing the proper effect; without effect; inefficient; weak; useless; futile; unavailing; as, an ineffectual attempt; an ineffectual expedient.
Ineffectuality
n.
• Ineffectualness.
Ineffectually
adv.
• Without effect; in vain.
Ineffectualness
n.
• Want of effect, or of power to produce it; inefficacy.
Ineffervescence
n.
• Want of effervescence.
Ineffervescent
a.
• Not effervescing, or not susceptible of effervescence; quiescent.
Ineffervescibility
n.
• The quality of being ineffervescible.
Ineffervescible
a.
• Not capable or susceptible of effervescence.
Inefficacious
a.
• Not efficacious; not having power to produce the effect desired; inadequate; incompetent; inefficient; impotent.
Inefficaciously
adv.
• without efficacy or effect.
Inefficaciousness
n.
• Want of effect, or of power to produce the effect; inefficacy.
Inefficacy
n.
• Want of power to produce the desired or proper effect; inefficiency; ineffectualness; futility; uselessness; fruitlessness; as, the inefficacy of medicines or means.
Inelaborate
a.
• Not elaborate; not wrought with care; unpolished; crude; unfinished.
Inelastic
a.
• Not elastic.
Inelasticity
n.
• Want of elasticity.
Inelegant
a.
• Not elegant; deficient in beauty, polish, refinement, grave, or ornament; wanting in anything which correct taste requires.
Inelegantly
adv.
• In an inelegant manner.
Ineligibility
n.
• The state or quality of being ineligible.
Ineligible
a.
• Not eligible; not qualified to be chos for an office; not worthy to be chosen or preffered; not expedient or desirable.
Inelligibly
adv.
• In an ineligible manner.
Ineloquent
a.
• Not eloquent; not fluent, graceful, or pathetic; not persuasive; as, ineloquent language.
Ineloquently
adv.
• Without eloquence.
Ineluctable
a.
• Not to be overcome by struggling; irresistible; inevitable.
Ineludible
a.
• Incapable of being eluded or evaded; unvoidable.
Inembryonate
a.
(Biol.) Not embryonate.
Inenficiency
n.
• The quality of being inefficient; want of power or energy sufficient; want of power or energy sufficient for the desired effect; inefficacy; incapacity; as, he was discharged from his position for inefficiency.
Inenficient
a.
• Not efficient; not producing the effect intended or desired; inefficacious; as, inefficient means or measures.
• Incapable of, or indisposed to, effective action; habitually slack or remiss; effecting little or nothing; as, inefficient workmen; an inefficient administrator.
Inenficiently
adv.
• In an inefficient manner.
Inept
a.
• Not apt or fit; unfit; unsuitable; improper; unbecoming.
• Silly; useless; nonsensical; absurd; foolish.
Ineptitude
n.
• The quality of being inept; unfitness; inaptitude; unsuitableness.
• Absurdity; nonsense; foolishness.
Ineptly
adv.
• Unfitly; unsuitably; awkwardly.
Ineptness
n.
• Unfitness; ineptitude.
Inequable
a.
• Unequable.
Inequal
a.
• Unequal; uneven; various.
Inequality
n.
• The quality of being unequal; difference, or want of equality, in any respect; lack of uniformity; disproportion; unevenness; disparity; diversity; as, an inequality in size, stature, numbers, power, distances, motions, rank, property, etc.
• Unevenness; want of levelness; the alternate rising and falling of a surface; as, the inequalities of the surface of the earth, or of a marble slab, etc.
• Variableness; changeableness; inconstancy; lack of smoothness or equability; deviation; unsteadiness, as of the weather, feelings, etc.
• Disproportion to any office or purpose; inadequacy; competency; as, the inequality of terrestrial things to the wants of a rational soul.
(Alg.) An expression consisting of two unequal quantities, with the sign of inequality (> or <) between them; as, the inequality 2 < 3, or 4 > 1.
(Astron.) An irregularity, or a deviation, in the motion of a planet or satellite from its uniform mean motion; the amount of such deviation.
Inequation
n.
(Math.) An inequality.
Inequidistant
a.
• Not equally distant; not equidistant.
Inequilateral
a.
• Having unequal sides; unsymmetrical; unequal-sided.
(Zool.) Having the two ends unequal, as in the clam, quahaug, and most lamellibranch shells.
Inequilobate
a.
(Biol.) Unequally lobed; cut into lobes of different shapes or sizes.
Inequitable
a.
• Not equitable; not just.
Inequitate
v. t.
• To ride over or through.
Inequity
n.
• Want of equity; injustice; wrong.
Ineradicable
a.
• Incapable of being radicated or rooted out.
Ineradicably
adv.
• So as not to be eradicable.
Inergetically
adv.
• Without energy.
Inermis
a.
(Bot.) Unarmed; destitute of prickles or thorns, as a leaf.
Inernarrable
a.
• Incapable of being narrated; indescribable; ineffable.
Inerrability
n.
• Freedom or exemption from error; infallibility.
Inerrable
a.
• Incapable of erring; infallible; unerring.
Inerrableness
n.
• Exemption from error; inerrability; infallibility.
Inerrably
adv.
• With security from error; infallibly; unerringly.
Inerrancy
n.
• Exemption from error.
Inerratic
a.
• Not erratic or wandering; fixed; settled; established.
Inerringly
adv.
• Without error, mistake, or deviation; unerringly.
Inert
a.
• Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; as, matter is inert.
• Indisposed to move or act; very slow to act; sluggish; dull; inactive; indolent; lifeless.
• Not having or manifesting active properties; not affecting other substances when brought in contact with them; powerless for an expected or desired effect.Syn. — Inactive; dull; passive; indolent; sluggish; slothful; lazy; lifeless; irresolute; stupid; senseless; insensible. — Inert, Inactive, Sluggish. A man may be inactive from mere want of stimulus to effort; but one who is inert has something in his constitution or his habits which operates like a weight holding him back from exertion. Sluggish is still stronger, implying some defect of temperament which directly impedes action. Inert and inactive are negative, sluggish is positive.
Inertia
n.
(Physics) That property of matter by which it tends when at rest to remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion, and in the same straight line or direction, unless acted on by some external force; — sometimes called vis inertiae.
• Inertness; indisposition to motion, exertion, or action; want of energy; sluggishness.
(Med.) Want of activity; sluggishness; — said especially of the uterus, when, in labor, its contractions have nearly or wholly ceased.
Inertion
n.
• Want of activity or exertion; inertness; quietude.
Inertitude
n.
• Inertness; inertia.
Inertly
adv.
• Without activity; sluggishly.
Inertness
n.
• Want of activity or exertion; habitual indisposition to action or motion; sluggishness; apathy; insensibility.
• Absence of the power of self-motion; inertia.
Inerudite
a.
• Not erudite; unlearned; ignorant.
Inescapable
a.
• Not escapable.
Inescate
v. t.
• To allure; to lay a bait for.
Inescation
n.
• The act of baiting; allurement.
Inescutcheon
n.
(Her.) A small escutcheon borne within a shield.
Inessential
a.
• Having no essence or being.
• Not essential; unessential.
Inestimable
a.
• Incapable of being estimated or computed; especially, too valuable or excellent to be measured or fully appreciated; above all price; as, inestimable rights or privileges.
Inestimably
adv.
• In a manner, or to a degree, above estimation; as, things inestimably excellent.
Inevasible
a.
• Incapable of being vaded; inevitable; unavoidable.
Inevidence
n.
• Want of evidence; obscurity.
Inevident
a.
• Not evident; not clear or obvious; obscure.
Inevitability
n.
• Impossibility to be avoided or shunned; inevitableness.
Inevitable
a.
• Not evitable; incapable of being shunned; unavoidable; certain.
• Irresistible.
Inevitableness
n.
• The state of being unavoidable; certainty to happen.
Inevitably
adv.
• Without possibility of escape or evasion; unavoidably; certainly.
Inexact
a.
• Not exact; not precisely correct or true; inaccurate.
Inexactitude
n.
• Inexactness; uncertainty; as, geographical inexactitude.
Inexactly
adv.
• In a manner not exact or precise; inaccurately.
Inexactness
n.
• Incorrectness; want of exactness.
Inexcitability
n.
• The quality of being inexcitable; insusceptibility to excitement.
Inexcitable
a.
• Not susceptible of excitement; dull; lifeless; torpid.
Inexcusable
a.
• Not excusable; not admitting excuse or justification; as, inexcusable folly.
Inexcusableness
n.
• The quality of being inexcusable; enormity forgiveness.
Inexcusably
adv.
• With a degree of guilt or folly beyond excuse or justification.
Inexecrable
a.
• That can not be execrated enough.
Inexecutable
a.
• Incapable of being executed or performed; impracticable; infeasible.
Inexecution
n.
• Neglect of execution; nonperformance; as, the inexecution of a treaty.
Inexertion
n.
• Want of exertion; want of effort; defect of action; indolence; laziness.
Inexhalable
a.
• Incapable of being exhaled.
Inexhausted
a.
• Not exhausted; not emptied; not spent; not having lost all strength or resources; unexhausted.
Inexhaustedly
adv.
• Without exhaustion.
Inexhaustibility
n.
• The state or quality of being inexhaustible; abundance.
Inexhaustible
a.
• Incapable of being exhausted, emptied, or used up; unfailing; not to be wasted or spent; as, inexhaustible stores of provisions; an inexhaustible stock of elegant words.
Inexhaustive
a.
• Inexhaustible.
Inexist
v. i.
• To exist within; to dwell within.
Inexistant
a.
• Inexistent; not existing.
Inexistence
n.
• Inherence; subsistence
• That which exists within; a constituent.
n.
• Want of being or existence.
Inexistent
a.
• Not having being; not existing.
a.
• Inherent; innate; indwelling.
Inexorability
n.
• The quality of being inexorable, or unyielding to entreaty.
Inexorable
a.
• Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless; as, an inexorable prince or tyrant; an inexorable judge.
Inexorableness
n.
• The quality or state of being inexorable.
Inexorably
adv.
• In an inexorable manner; inflexibly.
Inexpansible
a.
• Incapable of expansion, enlargement, or extension.
Inexpectable
a.
• Not to be expected or anticipated.
Inexpectant
a.
• Not expectant.
Inexpectation
n.
• Absence of expectation.
Inexpected
a.
• Unexpected.
Inexpectedly
adv.
• Unexpectedly.
Inexpectedness
n.
• Unexpectedness.
Inexpedient
a.
• Not expedient; not tending to promote a purpose; not tending to the end desired; inadvisable; unfit; improper; unsuitable to time and place; as, what is expedient at one time may be inexpedient at another.
Inexpediently
adv.
• Not pediently; unfitly.
Inexpensive
a.
• Not expensive; cheap.
Inexperience
n.
• Absence or want of experience; lack of personal and experimental knowledge; as, the inexperience of youth.
Inexperienced
a.
• Not having experience unskilled.
Inexpert
a.
• Destitute of experience or of much experience.
• Not expert; not skilled; destitute of knowledge or dexterity derived from practice.
Inexpertness
n.
• Want of expertness or skill.
Inexpiable
a.
• Admitting of no expiation, atonement, or satisfaction; as, an inexpiable crime or offense.
• Incapable of being mollified or appeased; relentless; implacable.
Inexpiableness
n.
• Quality of being inexpiable.
Inexpiably
adv.
• In an inexpiable manner of degree; to a degree that admits of no atonement.
Inexpiate
a.
• Not appeased or placated.
Inexplainable
a.
• Incapable of being explained; inexplicable.
Inexpleably
adv.
• Insatiably.
Inexplicability
n.
• The quality or state of being inexplicable.
Inexplicable
a.
• Not explicable; not explainable; incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for; as, an inexplicable mystery.
Inexplicableness
n.
• A state of being inexplicable; inexplicability.
Inexplicably
adv.
• In an inexplicable manner.
Inexplicit
a.
• Not explicit; not clearly stated; indefinite; vague.
Inexplorable
a.
• Incapable of being explored, searched out, or discovered.
Inexplosive
a.
• Not explosive.
Inexposure
n.
• A state of not being exposed.
Inexpressible
a.
• Not capable of expression or utterance in language; ineffable; unspeakable; indescribable; unutterable; as, inexpressible grief or pleasure.
Inexpressibles
n. pl.
• Breeches; trousers.
Inexpressibly
adv.
• In an inexpressible manner or degree; unspeakably; unutterably.
Inexpressive
a.
• Inexpressible.
• Without expression or meaning; not expressive; dull; unintelligent; as, an inexpressive countenance.
Inexpressiveness
n.
• The state or quality of being inexpressive.
Inexpugnable
a.
• Incapable of being subdued by force; impregnable; unconquerable.
Inexpugnably
adv.
• So as to be inexpugnable; in an inexpugnable manner.
Inexsuperable
a.
• Not capable of being passed over; insuperable; insurmountable.
Inextended
a.
• Not extended.
Inextensible
a.
• Not capable of being extended; not elastic; as, inextensible fibers.
Inextension
n.
• Want of extension; unextended state.
Inexterminable
a.
• Incapable of extermination.
Inextinct
a.
• Not quenched; not extinct.
Inextinguible
a.
• Inextinguishable.
Inextinguishable
a.
• Not capable of being extinguished; extinguishable; unquenchable; as, inextinguishable flame, light, thirst, desire, feuds.
Inextinguishably
adv.
• So as not to be extinguished; in an inextinguishable manner.
Inextirpable
a.
• Not capable of being extirpated or rooted out; ineradicable.
Inextricable
a.
• Incapable of being extricated, untied, or disentangled; hopelessly intricate, confused, or obscure; as, an inextricable knot or difficulty; inextricable confusion.
• Inevitable.
Inextricableness
n.
• The state of being inextricable.
Inextricably
adv.
• In an inextricable manner.
Ineye
v. t.
• To ingraft, as a tree or plant, by the insertion of a bud or eye; to inoculate.

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