Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Immaterialize transitive verb
[ Confer French immatérialiser
.] To render immaterial or incorporeal.
Immateralized spirits. Glanvill.
1. In an immaterial manner; without matter or corporeal substance. 2. In an unimportant manner or degree.
Immaterialness noun The state or quality of being immaterial; immateriality.
Immateriate adjective Immaterial. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
[ Latin immaturus
; prefix im-
not + maturus
mature, ripe. See Mature
.] 1. Not mature; unripe; not arrived at perfection of full development; crude; unfinished; as, immature fruit; immature character; immature plans.
"An ill-measured and immature
counsel." Bacon. 2. Premature; untimely; too early; as, an immature death.
[ R.] Jer. Taylor.
Immatured adjective Immature.
Immaturely adverb In an immature manner. Warburion.
Immatureness noun The state or quality of being immature; immaturity. Boyle.
[ Latin immaturitas
: confer French immaturité
.] The state or quality of being immature or not fully developed; unripeness; incompleteness.
When the world has outgrown its intellectual immaturity . Caird.
[ Prefix im-
not + Latin meabilis
passable, from meare
to pass.] Want of power to pass, or to permit passage; impassableness.
Immeability of the juices. Arbuthnot.
Immeasurability noun The quality of being immeasurable; immensurability.
[ Prefix im-
not + measurable
: confer French measurable
. Confer Immensurable
.] Incapable of being measured; indefinitely extensive; illimitable; immensurable; vast.
Of depth immeasurable . Milton.
Immeasurableness noun The state or quality of being immeasurable.
Eternity and immeasurableness belong to thought alone. F. W. Robertson.
Immeasurably adverb In an immeasurable manner or degree. " Immeasurably distant." Wordsworth.
Immeasured adjective Immeasurable. [ R.] Spenser.
Immechanical adjective Not mechanical. [ Obsolete] Cheyne. -- Im"me*chan"ic*al*ly , adverb [ Obsolete]
Immediacy noun The relation of freedom from the interventionof a medium; immediateness. Shak.
[ French immédiat
. See In-
not, and Mediate
.] 1. Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact.
You are the most immediate to our throne. Shak. 2. Not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant.
"Assemble we immediate
Death . . . not yet inflicted, as he feared, Milton. 3. 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.
By some immediate stroke.
The immediate knowledge of the past is therefore impossible. Sir. W. Hamilton. Immediate amputation (Surg.)
, an amputation performed within the first few hours after an injury, and before the the effects of the shock have passed away. Syn.
-- Proximate; close; direct; next.
Immediately adverb 1. In an immediate manner; without intervention of any other person or thing; proximately; directly; -- opposed to mediately ; as, immediately contiguous.
God's acceptance of it either immediately by himself, or mediately by the hands of the bishop. South. 2. Without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once.
And Jesus . . . touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Matt. viii. 3. 3. As soon as. Confer Directly , 8, Note. Syn.
-- Directly; instantly; quickly; forthwith; straightway; presently. See Directly
Immediateness noun The quality or relations of being immediate in manner, place, or time; exemption from second or interventing causes. Bp. Hall.
Immediatism noun Immediateness.
[ Latin Immedicabilis
. See In-
not, and Medicable
.] Not to be healed; incurable.
Immelodious adjective Not melodious.
[ Latin immemorabilis
; prefix im-
not + memorabilis
memorable: confer French immémorable
. See Memorable
.] Not memorable; not worth remembering. Johnson.
Immemorial adjective [ Prefix im- not + memorial : confer French immémorial .] Extending beyond the reach of memory, record, or tradition; indefinitely ancient; as, existing from time immemorial . " Immemorial elms." Tennyson. " Immemorial usage or custom." Sir M. Hale. Time immemorial (Eng. Law.) , a time antedating (legal) history, and beyond "legal memory" so called; formerly an indefinite time, but in 1276 this time was fixed by statute as the begining of the reign of Richard I. (1189). Proof of unbroken possession or use of any right since that date made it unnecessary to establish the original grant. In 1832 the plan of dating legal memory from a fixed time was abandoned and the principle substituted that rights which had been enjoyed for full twenty years (or as against the crown thirty years) should not be liable to impeachment merely by proving that they had not been enjoyed before.
Immemorially adverb Beyond memory. Bentley.
[ Latin immensus
; prefix im-
not + mensus
, past participle of metiri
to measure: confer French immense
. See Measure
.] Immeasurable; unlimited. In commonest use: Very great; vast; huge.
the power" Pope.
and boundless ocean." Daniel.
O Goodness infinite! Goodness immense ! Milton. Syn.
-- Infinite; immeasurable; illimitable; unbounded; unlimited; interminable; vast; prodigious; enormous; monstrous. See Enormous
Immensely adverb In immense manner or degree.
Immenseness noun The state of being immense.
Immensible adjective [ Immense + -ible .] Immeasurable. [ Obsolete] Davies.
; plural Immensities
. [ Latin immensitas
: confer French immensité
.] The state or quality of being immense; inlimited or immeasurable extension; infinity; vastness in extent or bulk; greatness.
Lost in the wilds of vast immensity . Blackmore.
The immensity of the material system. I. Taylor.
Immensive adjective Huge. [ Obsolete] Herrick.
Immensurability noun The quality of being immensurable.
[ Prefix im-
not + Latin mensurabilis
measurable: confer French immensurable
. Confer Immeasurable
What an immensurable space is the firmament. Derham.
Immensurate adjective [ Prefix im- not + mensurate .] Unmeasured; unlimited. [ R.] W. Montagu.
Immerge transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Immerged
; present participle & verbal noun Immerging
.] [ Latin immergere
; prefix im-
in + mergere
to dip, plunge: confer French immerger
. See Merge
, and confer Immerse
.] To plungel into, under, or within anything especially a fuid; to dip; to immerse. See Immerse .
We took . . . lukewarm water, and in it immerged a quantity of the leaves of senna. Boyle.
Their souls are immerged in matter. Jer. Taylor.
Immerge intransitive verb To dissapear by entering into any medium, as a star into the light of the sun. [ R.]
Immerit noun Want of worth; demerit. [ R.] Suckling.
Immerited adjective Unmerited. [ Obsolete] Charles I.
Immeritous adjective [ Latin immeritus ; prefix im- not + meritus , past participle of merere , mereri , to deserve.] Undeserving. [ Obsolete] Milton.
[ Latin immersus
, past participle of immergere
. See Immerge
.] Immersed; buried; hid; sunk.
[ Obsolete] "Things immerse
in matter." Bacon.
Immerse transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Immersed
; present participle & verbal noun Immersing
.] 1. To plunge into anything that surrounds or covers, especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to immerge.
Deep immersed beneath its whirling wave. J Warton.
More than a mile immersed within the wood. Dryden. 2. To baptize by immersion. 3. To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm.
The queen immersed in such a trance. Tennyson.
It is impossible to have a lively hope in another life, and yet be deeply immersed inn the enjoyments of this. Atterbury.
Immersed past participle & adjective
1. Deeply plunged into anything, especially a fluid. 2. Deeply occupied; engrossed; entangled. 3. (Botany) Growing wholly under water. Gray.
[ From Immerse
.] Capable of being immersed.
Immersible adjective [ Prefix im- not + Latin mersus , past participle of mergere to plunge.] Not capable of being immersed.
[ Latin immersio
; confer French immersion
.] 1. 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. 2. Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, as, practiced by the Baptists. 3. The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness.
Too deep an immersion in the affairs of life. Atterbury. 4. (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 . Immersion lens
, a microscopic objective of short focal distance designed to work with a drop of liquid, as oil, between the front lens and the slide, so that this lens is practically immersed .
Immersionist noun (Eccl.) One who holds the doctrine that immersion is essential to Christian baptism.
Immesh transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Immeshed
; present participle & verbal noun Immeshing
.] [ Prefix im-
in + mesh
. Confer Inmesh
.] To catch or entangle in, or as in, the meshes of a net. or in a web; to insnare.
Immethodical adjective Not methodical; without method or systematic arrangement; without order or regularity; confused. Addison. Syn. -- Irregular; confused; disoderly; unsystematic; desultory.