Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Incorrigible adjective [ Latin incorrigibilis : confer French incorrigible . See In- not, and Corrigible .] Not corrigible; incapable of being corrected or amended; bad beyond correction; irreclaimable; as, incorrigible error. " Incorrigible fools." Dryden.

Incorrigible noun One who is incorrigible; especially, a hardened criminal; as, the perpetual imprisonment of incorrigibles .

Incorrigibleness noun Incorrigibility. Dr. H. More.

Incorrigibly adverb In an incorrigible manner.

Incorrodible adjective Incapable of being corroded, consumed, or eaten away.

Incorrupt adjective [ Latin incorruptus . See In- not, and Corrupt .]


1. Not affected with corruption or decay; unimpaired; not marred or spoiled.

2. Not defiled or depraved; pure; sound; untainted; above the influence of bribes; upright; honest. Milton.

Your Christian principles . . . which will preserve you incorrupt as individuals.
Bp. Hurd.

Incorrupted adjective Uncorrupted. [ Obsolete]

Breathed into their incorrupted breasts.
Sir J. Davies.

Incorruptibility noun [ Latin incorruptibilitas : confer French incorruptibilité .] The quality of being incorruptible; incapability of corruption. Holland.

Incorruptible adjective [ Latin incorruptibilis : confer French incorruptible . See In- not, and Corrupt .]


1. Not corruptible; incapable of corruption, decay, or dissolution; as, gold is incorruptible .

Our bodies shall be changed into incorruptible and immortal substances.
Wake.

2. Incapable of being bribed or morally corrupted; inflexibly just and upright.

Incorruptible noun (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.

Incorruptibleness noun The quality or state of being incorruptible. Boyle.

Incorruptibly adverb In an incorruptible manner.

Incorruption noun [ Latin incorruptio : confer French incorruption . See In- not, and Corruption .] The condition or quality of being incorrupt or incorruptible; absence of, or exemption from, corruption.

It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption .
1 Cor. xv. 42.

The same preservation, or, rather, incorruption , we have observed in the flesh of turkeys, capons, etc.
Sir T. Browne.

Incorruptive adjective [ Latin incorruptivus .] Incorruptible; not liable to decay. Akenside.

Incorruptly adverb Without corruption.

To demean themselves incorruptly .
Milton.

Incorruptness noun
1. Freedom or exemption from decay or corruption.

2. Probity; integrity; honesty. Woodward.

Incrassate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Incrassated ; present participle & verbal noun Incrassating .] [ Latin incrassatus , past participle of incrassare ; prefix in- in + crassus thick.] 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.

Acids dissolve or attenuate; alkalies precipitate or incrassate .
Sir I. Newton.

Liquors which time hath incrassated into jellies.
Sir T. Browne.

Incrassate intransitive verb To become thick or thicker.

Incrassate, Incrassated adjective [ Latin incrassatus , past participle ]


1. Made thick or thicker; thickened; inspissated.

2. (Botany) Thickened; becoming thicker. Martyn.

3. (Zoology) Swelled out on some particular part, as the antennæ of certain insects.

Incrassation noun [ Confer French incrassation .]


1. The act or process of thickening or making thick; the process of becoming thick or thicker.

2. The state of being incrassated or made thick; inspissation. Sir T. Browne.

Incrassative adjective Having the quality of thickening; tending to thicken. Harvey.

Incrassative noun A substance which has the power to thicken; formerly, a medicine supposed to thicken the humors. Harvey.

Increasable adjective Capable of being increased. Sherwood. -- In*creas"a*ble*ness , noun

An indefinite increasableness of some of our ideas.
Bp. Law.

Increase intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Increased ; present participle & verbal noun Increasing .] [ Middle English incresen , encresen , enrescen , Old French encreistre , from Latin increscere ; prefix in- in + crescere to grow. See Crescent , and confer Decrease .]


1. 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 .

The waters increased and bare up the ark.
Gen. vii. 17.

He must increase , but I must decrease.
John iii. 30.

The heavens forbid
But that our loves and comforts should increase ,
Even as our days do grow!
Shak.

2. To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.

Fishes are more numerous or increasing than beasts or birds, as appears by their numerous spawn.
Sir M. Hale.

3. (Astron.) To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases .

Increasing function (Math.) , a function whose value increases when that of the variable increases, and decreases when the latter is diminished.

Syn. -- To enlarge; extend; multiply; expand; develop; heighten; amplify; raise; enhance; spread; aggravate; magnify; augment; advance. -- To Increase , Enlarge , Extend . Enlarge implies to make larger or broader in size. Extend marks the progress of enlargement so as to have wider boundaries. Increase denotes enlargement by growth and internal vitality, as in the case of plants. A kingdom is enlarged by the addition of new territories; the mind is enlarged by knowledge. A kingdom is extended when its boundaries are carried to a greater distance from the center. A man's riches, honors, knowledge, etc., are increased by accessions which are made from time to time.

Increase transitive verb 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.

I will increase the famine.
Ezek. v. 16.

Make denials
Increase your services.
Shak.

Increase noun [ Middle English encres , encresse . See Increase , intransitive verb ]


1. Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth.

As if increase of appetite had grown
By what it fed on.
Shak.

For things of tender kind for pleasure made
Shoot up with swift increase , and sudden are decay'd.
Dryden.

2. That which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest.

Take thou no usury of him, or increase .
Lev. xxv. 36.

Let them not live to taste this land's increase .
Shak.

3. Progeny; issue; offspring.

All the increase of thy house shall die in the flower of their age.
1 Sam. ii. 33.

4. Generation. [ Obsolete] "Organs of increase ." Shak.

5. (Astron.) The period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; -- said of the moon.

Seeds, hair, nails, hedges, and herbs will grow soonest if set or cut in the increase of the moon.
Bacon.

Increase twist , the twixt of a rifle groove in which the angle of twist increases from the breech to the muzzle.

Syn. -- Enlargement; extension; growth; development; increment; addition; accession; production.

Increaseful adjective Full of increase; abundant in produce. " Increaseful crops." [ R.] Shak.

Increasement noun Increase. [ R.] Bacon.

Increaser noun One who, or that, increases.

Increasingly adverb More and more.

Increate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Increated ; present participle & verbal noun Increating .] [ Prefix in- in + create .] To create within. [ R.]

Increate, Increated adjective [ Latin increatus . See In- not, and Create .] Uncreated; self-existent. [ R.]

Bright effluence of bright essence increate .
Milton.

Incredibility noun [ Latin incredibilitas : confer French incrédibilité .]


1. The quality or state of being incredible; incredibleness. Dryden.

2. That which is incredible. Johnson.

Incredible adjective [ Latin incredibilis : confer Old French incredible . See In- not, and Credible .] Not credible; surpassing belief; too extraordinary and improbable to admit of belief; unlikely; marvelous; fabulous.

Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
Acts xxvi. 8.

Incredibleness noun Incredibility.

Incredibly adverb In an incredible manner.

Incredited adjective Uncredited. [ Obsolete]

Incredulity noun [ Latin incredulitas : confer French incrédulité .] The state or quality of being incredulous; a withholding or refusal of belief; skepticism; unbelief; disbelief.

Of every species of incredulity , religious unbelief is the most irrational.
Buckminster.

Incredulous adjective [ Latin incredulus . See In- not, and Credulous .]


1. Not credulous; indisposed to admit or accept that which is related as true, skeptical; unbelieving. Bacon.

A fantastical incredulous fool.
Bp. Wilkins.

2. Indicating, or caused by, disbelief or incredulity. "An incredulous smile." Longfellow.

3. Incredible; not easy to be believed. [ R.] Shak.

Incredulously adverb In an incredulous manner; with incredulity.

Incredulousness noun Incredulity.

Incremable adjective [ Prefix in- not + Latin cremabilis combustible, from cremare to burn.] Incapable of being burnt; incombustibe. Sir T. Browne.

Incremate transitive verb [ Prefix in- in + cremate .] To consume or reduce to ashes by burning, as a dead body; to cremate.

Incremation noun Burning; esp., the act of burning a dead body; cremation.

Increment noun [ Latin incrementum : confer French incrément . See Increase .]


1. The act or process of increasing; growth in bulk, guantity, number, value, or amount; augmentation; enlargement.

The seminary that furnisheth matter for the formation and increment of animal and vegetable bodies.
Woodward.

A nation, to be great, ought to be compressed in its increment by nations more civilized than itself.
Coleridge.

2. Matter added; increase; produce; production; -- opposed to decrement . "Large increment ." J. Philips.

3. (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.

4. (Rhet.) An amplification without strict climax, as in the following passage:

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, . . . think on these things.
Phil. iv. 8.

Infinitesimal increment (Math.) , an infinitesimally small variation considered in Differential Calculus. See Calculus . -- Method of increments (Math.) , a calculus founded on the properties of the successive values of variable quantities and their differences or increments. It differs from the method of fluxions in treating these differences as finite, instead of infinitely small, and is equivalent to the calculus of finite differences .

Incremental adjective (Biol.) Pertaining to, or resulting from, the process of growth; as, the incremental lines in the dentine of teeth.

Increpate transitive verb [ Latin increpatus , past participle of increpare to upbraid; prefix in- in, against + crepare to talk noisily.] To chide; to rebuke; to reprove. [ Obsolete]

Increpation noun [ Latin increpatio .] A chiding; rebuke; reproof. [ Obsolete] Hammond.

Increscent adjective [ Latin increscens , -entis , present participle of increscere . See Increase .]


1. Increasing; growing; augmenting; swelling; enlarging.

Between the incresent and decrescent moon.
Tennyson.

2. (Her.) Increasing; on the increase; -- said of the moon represented as the new moon, with the points turned toward the dexter side.

Increst transitive verb To adorn with a crest. [ R.] Drummond.

Incriminate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Incriminated ; present participle & verbal noun Incriminating .] [ Late Latin incriminatus , past participle of incriminare ; in- in + criminare , criminari , to accuse one of a crime. See Criminate .] To accuse; to charge with a crime or fault; to criminate.