|Inexpugnable In`ex·pug"na·ble adjective
[ Latin inexpugnabilis
: confer French inexpugnable
. See In-
not, and Expugnable
.] Incapable of being subdued by force; impregnable; unconquerable. Burke.
A fortress, inexpugnable by the arts of war. Milman.
Inexpugnably In`ex·pug"na·bly adverb So as to be inexpugnable; in an inexpugnable manner. Dr. H. More.
Inexsuperable In`ex·su"per·a·ble adjective [ Latin inexsuperabilis ; prefix in- not + exsuperabilis that may be surmounted. See In- not, Ex- , and Superable .] Not capable of being passed over; insuperable; insurmountable.
Inextended In`ex·tend"ed adjective Not extended.
Inextensible In`ex·ten"si·ble adjective Not capable of being extended; not elastic; as, inextensible fibers.
Inextension In`ex·ten"sion noun Want of extension; unextended state.
Inexterminable In`ex·ter"mi·na·ble adjective [ Latin inexterminabilis . See In- not, and Exterminate .] Incapable of extermination. Rush.
Inextinct In`ex·tinct" adjective [ Latin inextinctus , inexstinctus . See Extinct .] Not quenched; not extinct.
Inextinguible In`ex·tin"gui·ble adjective [ Latin inexstinguibilis : confer F, inextinguible . See Inextinct .] Inextinguishable. [ Obsolete] Sir T. More.
Inextinguishable In`ex·tin"guish·a·ble adjective Not capable of being extinguished; extinguishable; unquenchable; as, inextinguishable flame, light, thirst, desire, feuds. " Inextinguishable rage." Milton.
Inextinguishably In`ex·tin"guish·a·bly adverb So as not to be extinguished; in an inextinguishable manner.
Inextirpable In`ex·tir"pa·ble adjective [ Latin inexstirpabilis : confer French inextirpable . See In- not, and Extirpate .] Not capable of being extirpated or rooted out; ineradicable.
Inextricable In·ex"tri·ca·ble adjective
[ Latin inextricabilis
: confer French inextricable
. See In-
not, and Extricate
.] 1. Incapable of being extricated, untied, or disentangled; hopelessly intricate, confused, or obscure; as, an inextricable knot or difficulty; inextricable confusion.
Lost in the wild, inextricable maze. Blackmore. 2. Inevitable.
[ R.] "Fate inextricable
Inextricableness In·ex"tri·ca·ble·ness noun The state of being inextricable.
Inextricably In·ex"tri·ca·bly adverb In an inextricable manner.
Ineye In·eye" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Ineyed
; present participle & verbal noun Ineyeing
.] [ Prefix in-
in + eye
.] To ingraft, as a tree or plant, by the insertion of a bud or eye; to inoculate.
The arts of grafting and ineying . J. Philips.
Infabricated In·fab"ri·ca`ted adjective Not fabricated; unwrought; not artificial; natural. [ Obsolete]
Infallibilist In·fal"li·bil·ist noun One who accepts or maintains the dogma of papal infallibility.
Infallibility In·fal`li·bil"i·ty noun
[ Confer French infaillibilité
.] The quality or state of being infallible, or exempt from error; inerrability.
Infallibility is the highest perfection of the knowing faculty. Tillotson. Papal infallibility (R. C. Ch.)
, the dogma that the pope can not, when acting in his official character of supreme pontiff, err in defining a doctrine of Christian faith or rule of morals, to be held by the church. This was decreed by the Ecumenical Council at the Vatican, July 18, 1870.
Infallible In·fal"li·ble adjective
[ Prefix in-
not + fallible
: confer French infallible
.] 1. Not fallible; not capable of erring; entirely exempt from liability to mistake; unerring; inerrable. Dryden. 2. Not liable to fail, deceive, or disappoint; indubitable; sure; certain; as, infallible evidence; infallible success; an infallible remedy.
To whom also he showed himself alive, after his passion, by many infallible proofs. Acts i. 3. 3. (R. C. Ch.) Incapable of error in defining doctrines touching faith or morals. See Papal infallibility , under Infallibility .
Infallibleness In·fal"li·ble·ness noun The state or quality of being infallible; infallibility. Bp. Hall.
Infallibly In·fal"li·bly adverb In an infallible manner; certainly; unfailingly; unerringly. Blair.
Infame In·fame" transitive verb
[ Latin infamare
, from infamis
infamous: confer French infamer
, Italian infamare
. See Infamous
.] To defame; to make infamous.
[ Obsolete] Milton.
Livia is infamed for the poisoning of her husband. Bacon.
Infamize In"fa·mize transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Infamized ; present participle & verbal noun Infamizing .] To make infamous; to defame. [ R.] Coleridge.
Infamous In"fa·mous adjective
[ Prefix in-
not + famous
: confer Latin infamis
. See Infamy
.] 1. Of very bad report; having a reputation of the worst kind; held in abhorrence; guilty of something that exposes to infamy; base; notoriously vile; detestable; as, an infamous traitor; an infamous perjurer.
False errant knight, infamous , and forsworn. Spenser. 2. Causing or producing infamy; deserving detestation; scandalous to the last degree; as, an infamous act; infamous vices; infamous corruption. Macaulay. 3. (Law) Branded with infamy by conviction of a crime; as, at common law, an infamous person can not be a witness. 4. Having a bad name as being the place where an odious crime was committed, or as being associated with something detestable; hence, unlucky; perilous; dangerous.
woods." P. Fletcher.
Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds. Milton.
The piny shade Dryden. Syn.
More infamous by cursed Lycaon made.
-- Detestable; odious; scandalous; disgraceful; base; vile; shameful; ignominious.
Infamously In"fa·mous·ly adverb In an infamous manner or degree; scandalously; disgracefully; shamefully.
The sealed fountain of royal bounty which had been infamously monopolized and huckstered. Burke.
Infamousness In"fa·mous·ness noun The state or quality of being infamous; infamy.
Infamy In"fa·my noun
; plural Infamies
. [ Latin infamia
, from infamis
infamous; prefix in-
not + fama
fame: confer French infamie
. See Fame
.] 1. Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity.
The afflicted queen would not yield, and said she would not . . . submit to such infamy . Bp. Burnet. 2. A quality which exposes to disgrace; extreme baseness or vileness; as, the infamy of an action. 3. (Law) That loss of character, or public disgrace, which a convict incurs, and by which he is at common law rendered incompetent as a witness.
Infancy In"fan·cy noun
[ Latin infantia
: confer French enfance
. See Infant
.] 1. The state or period of being an infant; the first part of life; early childhood.
The babe yet lies in smiling infancy . Milton.
Their love in early infancy began. Dryden. 2. The first age of anything; the beginning or early period of existence; as, the infancy of an art.
The infancy and the grandeur of Rome. Arbuthnot. 3. (Law) The state or condition of one under age, or under the age of twenty-one years; nonage; minority.
Infandous In·fan"dous adjective [ Latin infandus ; prefix in- not + fari to speak.] Too odious to be expressed or mentioned. [ Obsolete] Howell.
Infangthef In·fang"thef noun [ Anglo-Saxon in-fangen- þeóf ; in in, into + fangen taken (past participle of fōn to take) + þeóf thief.] (O. Eng. Law) The privilege granted to lords of certain manors to judge thieves taken within the seigniory of such lords. Cowell.
Infant In"fant noun
[ Latin infans
; prefix in-
not + fari
to speak: confer French enfant
, whence Middle English enfaunt
. See Fame
, and confer Infante
.] 1. A child in the first period of life, beginning at his birth; a young babe; sometimes, a child several years of age.
And tender cries of infants pierce the ear. C. Pitt. 2. (Law) A person who is not of full age, or who has not attained the age of legal capacity; a person under the age of twenty-one years; a minor.
» An infant under seven years of age is not penally responsible; between seven and fourteen years of age, he may be convicted of a malicious offense if malice be proved. He becomes of age on the day preceding his twenty-first birthday, previous to which time an infant has no capacity to contract. 3. Same as Infante .
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Infant In"fant adjective 1. Of or pertaining to infancy, or the first period of life; tender; not mature; as, infant strength. 2. Intended for young children; as, an infant school.
Infant In"fant transitive verb
[ Confer French enfanter
.] To bear or bring forth, as a child; hence, to produce, in general.
This worthy motto, "No bishop, no king," is . . . infanted out of the same fears. Milton.
Infanta In·fan"ta noun [ Spanish & Portuguese , fem. of infante . See Infante .] A title borne by every one of the daughters of the kings of Spain and Portugal, except the eldest.
Infante In·fan"te noun [ Spanish & Portuguese See Infant .] A title given to every one of sons of the kings of Spain and Portugal, except the eldest or heir apparent.
Infanthood In"fant·hood noun Infancy. [ R.]
Infanticidal In·fan"ti·ci`dal adjective Of or pertaining to infanticide; engaged in, or guilty of, child murder.
Infanticide In·fan"ti·cide noun [ Latin infanticidium child murder; infans , -antis , child + caedere to kill: confer French infanticide . See Infant , and Homicide .] The murder of an infant born alive; the murder or killing of a newly born or young child; child murder.
Infanticide In·fan"ti·cide noun [ Latin infanticida : confer French infanticide .] One who commits the crime of infanticide; one who kills an infant.
Infantile In"fan·tile adjective [ Latin infantilis : confer French infantile . See Infant .] Of or pertaining to infancy, or to an infant; similar to, or characteristic of, an infant; childish; as, infantile behavior.
Infantile paralysis In"fan·tile pa·ral"y·sis (Medicine) An acute disease, almost exclusively infantile, characterized by inflammation of the anterior horns of the gray substance of the spinal cord. It is attended with febrile symptoms, motor paralysis, and muscular atrophy, often producing permanent deformities. Called also acute anterior poliomyelitis .
Infantine In"fan·tine adjective
[ Confer French enfantin
.] Infantile; childish.
A degree of credulity next infantine . Burke.
Infantlike In"fant·like` adjective Like an infant. Shak.
Infantly In"fant·ly adjective Like an infant. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.
Infantry In"fan·try noun [ French infanterie , Italian infanteria , from infante infant, child, boy servant, foot soldier, from Latin infans , - antis , child; foot soldiers being formerly the servants and followers of knights. See Infant .] 1. A body of children. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson. 2. (Mil.) A body of soldiers serving on foot; foot soldiers, in distinction from cavalry .
Infarce In·farce" transitive verb
[ Latin infarcire
: prefix in-
in + farcire
, to stuff, cram.] To stuff; to swell.
The body is infarced with . . . watery humors. Sir T. Elyot.
Infarct In·farct" noun [ See Infarce .] (Medicine) (a) An obstruction or embolus. (b) The morbid condition of a limited area resulting from such obstruction; as, a hemorrhagic infarct .
Infarction In·farc"tion noun [ See Infarce .] The act of stuffing or filling; an overloading and obstruction of any organ or vessel of the body; constipation.
Infare In"fare` noun [ Anglo-Saxon infær entrance.] A house-warming; especially, a reception, party, or entertainment given by a newly married couple, or by the husband upon receiving the wife to his house. [ Written also infair .] [ Scot., & Local, U. S.]
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