Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Inexsuperable 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 adjective Not extended.

Inextensible adjective Not capable of being extended; not elastic; as, inextensible fibers.

Inextension noun Want of extension; unextended state.

Inexterminable adjective [ Latin inexterminabilis . See In- not, and Exterminate .] Incapable of extermination. Rush.

Inextinct adjective [ Latin inextinctus , inexstinctus . See Extinct .] Not quenched; not extinct.

Inextinguible adjective [ Latin inexstinguibilis : confer F, inextinguible . See Inextinct .] Inextinguishable. [ Obsolete] Sir T. More.

Inextinguishable adjective Not capable of being extinguished; extinguishable; unquenchable; as, inextinguishable flame, light, thirst, desire, feuds. " Inextinguishable rage." Milton.

Inextinguishably adverb So as not to be extinguished; in an inextinguishable manner.

Inextirpable adjective [ Latin inexstirpabilis : confer French inextirpable . See In- not, and Extirpate .] Not capable of being extirpated or rooted out; ineradicable.

Inextricable 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 ." Milton.

Inextricableness noun The state of being inextricable.

Inextricably adverb In an inextricable manner.

Ineye 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 adjective Not fabricated; unwrought; not artificial; natural. [ Obsolete]

Infallibilist noun One who accepts or maintains the dogma of papal infallibility.

Infallibility 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 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 noun The state or quality of being infallible; infallibility. Bp. Hall.

Infallibly adverb In an infallible manner; certainly; unfailingly; unerringly. Blair.

Infame 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 transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Infamized ; present participle & verbal noun Infamizing .] To make infamous; to defame. [ R.] Coleridge.

Infamous 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. " Infamous woods." P. Fletcher.

Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds.
Milton.

The piny shade
More infamous by cursed Lycaon made.
Dryden.

Syn. -- Detestable; odious; scandalous; disgraceful; base; vile; shameful; ignominious.

Infamously 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 noun The state or quality of being infamous; infamy.

Infamy 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 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 adjective [ Latin infandus ; prefix in- not + fari to speak.] Too odious to be expressed or mentioned. [ Obsolete] Howell.

Infangthef 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 noun [ Latin infans ; prefix in- not + fari to speak: confer French enfant , whence Middle English enfaunt . See Fame , and confer Infante , Infanta .]
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 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 transitive verb [ Confer French enfanter .] To bear or bring forth, as a child; hence, to produce, in general. [ Obsolete]

This worthy motto, "No bishop, no king," is . . . infanted out of the same fears.
Milton.

Infanta 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 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 noun Infancy. [ R.]

Infanticidal adjective Of or pertaining to infanticide; engaged in, or guilty of, child murder.

Infanticide 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.

Infantile 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 (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 adjective [ Confer French enfantin .] Infantile; childish.

A degree of credulity next infantine .
Burke.

Infantlike adjective Like an infant. Shak.

Infantly adjective Like an infant. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.

Infantry 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 transitive verb [ Latin infarcire : prefix in- in + farcire , fartum and farctum , to stuff, cram.] To stuff; to swell. [ Obsolete]

The body is infarced with . . . watery humors.
Sir T. Elyot.

Infarct 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 noun [ See Infarce .] The act of stuffing or filling; an overloading and obstruction of any organ or vessel of the body; constipation.

Infare 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.]

Infashionable adjective Unfashionable. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.

Infatigable adjective [ Latin infatigabilis : confer French infatigable .] Indefatigable. [ Obsolete] Daniel.