Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Implicate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Implicated ; present participle & verbal noun Implicating .] [ Latin implicatus , past participle of implicare to involve; prefix im- in + plicare to fold. See Employ , Ply , and confer Imply , Implicit .]
1. To infold; to fold together; to interweave.

The meeting boughs and implicated leaves.

2. 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 noun [ Latin implicatio : confer French implication .]
1. The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated.

Three principal causes of firmness are. the grossness, the quiet contact, and the implication of component parts.

2. An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words.

Whatever things, therefore, it was asserted that the king might do, it was a necessary implication that there were other things which he could not do.

Implicative adjective Tending to implicate.

Implicatively adverb By implication. Sir G. Buck.

Implicit adjective [ Latin implicitus , past participle of implicare to entwine, entangle, attach closely: confer French implicite . See Implicate .]
1. Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved. [ Obsolete] Milton.

In his woolly fleece
I cling implicit .

2. Tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not expressed in words; implied; as, an implicit contract or agreement. South.

3. Resting on another; trusting in the word or authority of another, without doubt or reserve; unquestioning; complete; as, implicit confidence; implicit obedience.

Back again to implicit faith I fall.

Implicit function . (Math.) See under Function .

Implicitly adverb
1. In an implicit manner; without reserve; with unreserved confidence.

Not to dispute the methods of his providence, but humbly and implicitly to acquiesce in and adore them.

2. By implication; impliedly; as, to deny the providence of God is implicitly to deny his existence. Bentley.

Implicitness noun State or quality of being implicit.

Implicity noun Implicitness. [ Obsolete] Cotgrave.

Implied adjective Virtually involved or included; involved in substance; inferential; tacitly conceded; -- the correlative of express, or expressed. See Imply .

Impliedly adverb By implication or inference. Bp. Montagu.

Imploded adjective (Phon.) Formed by implosion. Ellis.

Implodent noun (Phon.) An implosive sound. Ellis.

Imploration noun [ Latin imploratio : confer Old French imploration . See Implore .] The act of imploring; earnest supplication. Bp. Hall.

Implorator noun One who implores. [ Obsolete]

Mere implorators of unholy suits.

Imploratory adjective Supplicatory; entreating. [ R.] Carlyle.

Implore transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Implored ; present participle & verbal noun Imploring .] [ Latin implorare ; prefix im- in + plorare to cry aloud. See Deplore .] To call upon, or for, in supplication; to beseech; to pray to, or for, earnestly; to petition with urgency; to entreat; to beg; -- followed directly by the word expressing the thing sought, or the person from whom it is sought.

Imploring all the gods that reign above.

I kneel, and then implore her blessing.

Syn. -- To beseech; supplicate; crave; entreat; beg; solicit; petition; prey; request; adjure. See Beseech .

Implore intransitive verb To entreat; to beg; to prey.

Implore noun Imploration. [ Obsolete] Spencer.

Implorer noun One who implores.

Imploring adjective That implores; beseeching; entreating. -- Im*plor"ing*ly , adverb

Implosion noun [ Formed by substitution of prefix im- in for prefix ex- in explosion .]
1. A bursting inwards, as of a vessel from which the air has been exhausted; -- contrasted with explosion .

2. (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. H. Sweet.

Implosive adjective (Phon.) Formed by implosion. -- noun An implosive sound, an implodent. -- Im*plo"sive*ly , adverb H. Sweet.

Implumed adjective Not plumed; without plumes or feathers; featherless. [ R.] Drayton.

Implunge transitive verb To plunge. Fuller.

Impluvium noun [ Latin , from impluere to rain into; prefix im- in + pluere to rain.] (Architecture) 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 transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Implied ; present participle & verbal noun Implying .] [ From the same source as employ. See Employ , Ply , and confer Implicate , Apply .]
1. To infold or involve; to wrap up. [ Obsolete] "His head in curls implied ." Chapman.

2. To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting.

Where a malicious act is proved, a malicious intention is implied .
Bp. Sherlock.

When a man employs a laborer to work for him, . . . the act of hiring implies an obligation and a promise that he shall pay him a reasonable reward for his services.

3. To refer, ascribe, or attribute. [ Obsolete]

Whence might this distaste arise?

If [ from] neither your perverse and peevish will.
To which I most imply it.
J. Webster.

Syn. -- To involve; include; comprise; import; mean; denote; signify; betoken. See Involve .

Impoison transitive verb [ Confer Empoison .] To poison; to imbitter; to impair.

Impoisoner noun A poisoner. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.

Impoisonment noun [ Confer Empoisonment .] The act of poisoning or impoisoning. [ Obsolete] Pope.

Impolarily, Impolarly adverb Not according to or in, the direction of the poles. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.

Impolicy noun The quality of being impolitic; inexpedience; unsuitableness to the end proposed; bads policy; as, the impolicy of fraud. Bp. Horsley.

Impolite adjective [ Latin impolitus unpolishied, prefix im- not + politus , past participle of polire to polish, refine. See Polite .] Not polite; not of polished manners; wanting in good manners; discourteous; uncivil; rude. -- Im`po*lite"ly , adverb -- Im`po*lite"ness , noun

Impolitic adjective [ Prefix im- not + politic ; confer French impolitique .] Not politic; contrary to, or wanting in, policy; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet; inexpedient; as, an impolitic ruler, law, or measure.

The most unjust and impolitic of all things, unequal taxation.

Syn. -- Indiscreet; inexpedient; undiplomatic.

Impolitical adjective Impolitic. [ Obsolete] -- Im`po*lit"i*cal*ly , adverb [ Obsolete] Bacon.

Impoliticly adverb In an impolitic manner.

Impoliticness noun The quality of being impolitic.

Imponderability noun [ Confer French impondérabilité .] The quality or state of being imponderable; imponderableness.

Imponderable adjective [ Prefix im- not + ponderable : confer French impondérable .] Not ponderable; without sensible or appreciable weight; incapable of being weighed.

Imponderable noun (Physics) An imponderable substance or body; specifically, in the plural, a name formerly applied to heat, light, electricity, and magnetism, regarded as subtile fluids destitute of weight but in modern science little used.

Imponderableness noun The quality or state of being imponderable.

Imponderous adjective Imponderable. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne. -- Im*pon"der*ous*ness , noun [ Obsolete]

Impone transitive verb [ Latin imponere , impositum , to place upon; prefix im- in + ponere to place. See Position .] To stake; to wager; to pledge. [ Obsolete]

Against the which he has imponed , as I take it, six French rapiers and poniards.

Impoofo noun (Zoology) The eland. [ Written also impoofoo .]

Impoon noun (Zoology) The duykerbok.

Impoor transitive verb To impoverish. [ Obsolete]

Imporosity noun [ Perf. im- not + porosity : confer French imporosité .] The state or quality of being imporous; want of porosity; compactness. "The . . . imporosity betwixt the tangible parts." Bacon.

Imporous adjective Destitute of pores; very close or compact in texture; solid. Sir T. Browne.

Import transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Imported ; present participle & verbal noun Importing .] [ Latin importare to bring in, to occasion, to cause; prefix im- in + portare to bear. Sense 3 comes through French importer , from the Latin. See Port demeanor.]
1. 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.

2. To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.

Every petition . . . doth . . . always import a multitude of speakers together.

3. To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.

I have a motion much imports your good.

If I endure it, what imports it you?

Syn. -- To denote; mean; signify; imply; indicate; betoken; interest; concern.

Import intransitive verb To signify; to purport; to be of moment. "For that . . . importeth to the work." Bacon.

Import noun
1. Merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; -- generally in the plural, opposed to exports .

I take the imports from, and not the exports to, these conquests, as the measure of these advantages which we derived from them.

2. That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.

3. Importance; weight; consequence.

Most serious design, and the great import .