|Influx In"flux` noun
[ Latin influxus
, from influere
, to flow in: confer French influx
. See Influent
.] 1. The act of flowing in; as, an influx of light. 2. A coming in; infusion; intromission; introduction; importation in abundance; also, that which flows or comes in; as, a great influx of goods into a country, or an influx of gold and silver.
The influx of food into the Celtic region, however, was far from keeping pace with the influx of consumers. Macaulau.
The general influx of Greek into modern languages. Earle. 3. Influence; power.
[ Obsolete] Sir M. Hale.
Influxion In·flux"ion noun [ Latin influxio : confer French influxion .] A flowing in; infusion. [ R.] Bacon.
Influxious In·flux"ious adjective Influential. [ Obsolete]
Influxive In·flux"ive adjective Having a tendency to flow in; having influence; influential. [ R.] Holdsworth.
Influxively In·flux"ive·ly adverb By influxion. [ R.]
Infold In·fold" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Infolded
; present participle & verbal noun Infolding
.] [ Prefix in-
in + fold
.] [ Written also enfold
.] 1. To wrap up or cover with folds; to envelop; to inwrap; to inclose; to involve.
Gilded tombs do worms infold . Shak.
Infold his limbs in bands. Blackmore. 2. To clasp with the arms; to embrace.
Noble Banquo, . . . let me infold thee, Shak.
And hold thee to my heart.
Infoldment In·fold"ment noun The act of infolding; the state of being infolded.
Infoliate In·fo"li·ate transitive verb [ Prefix in- in + Latin folium leaf.] To cover or overspread with, or as with, leaves. [ R.] Howell.
Inform In·form" adjective [ Latin informis ; prefix in- not + forma form, shape: confer French informe ] Without regular form; shapeless; ugly; deformed. Cotton.
Inform In·form" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Informed
; present participle & verbal noun Informing
.] [ Middle English enformen
, Old French enformer
, French informer
. Latin informare
; prefix in-
in + formare
to form, share, from forma
form. See Form
.] 1. To give form or share to; to give vital or organizing power to; to give life to; to imbue and actuate with vitality; to animate; to mold; to figure; to fashion.
Let others better mold the running mass Dryden.
Of metals, and inform the breathing brass.
Breath informs this fleeting frame. Prior.
Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part. Pope. 2. To communicate knowledge to; to make known to; to acquaint; to advise; to instruct; to tell; to notify; to enlighten; -- usually followed by of .
For he would learn their business secretly, Spenser.
And then inform his master hastily.
I am informed thoroughly of the cause. Shak. 3. To communicate a knowledge of facts to, by way of accusation; to warn against anybody.
Tertullus . . . informed the governor against Paul. Acts xxiv. 1. Syn.
-- To acquaint; apprise; tell; teach; instruct; enlighten; animate; fashion.
Inform In·form" transitive verb 1. To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear.
It is the bloody business which informs Shak. 2. To give intelligence or information; to tell. Shak.
Thus to mine eyes.
He might either teach in the same manner, or inform how he had been taught. Monthly Rev. To inform against
, to communicate facts by way of accusation against; to denounce; as, two persons came to the magistrate, and informed against A.
Informal In·form"al adjective
[ Prefix in-
not + formal
.] 1. Not in the regular, usual, or established form; not according to official, conventional, prescribed, or customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without ceremony; as, an informal writing, proceeding, or visit. 2. Deranged in mind; out of one's senses.
These poor informal women. Shak.
Informality In`for·mal"i·ty noun
; plural Informalities 1. The state of being informal; want of regular, prescribed, or customary form; as, the informality of legal proceedings. 2. An informal, unconventional, or unofficial act or proceeding; something which is not in proper or prescribed form or does not conform to the established rule.
Informally In·form"al·ly adverb In an informal manner.
Informant In·form"ant noun
[ Latin informans
, present participle of informare
. See Inform
, transitive verb
] 1. One who, or that which, informs, animates, or vivifies.
[ Obsolete] Glanvill. 2. One who imparts information or instruction. 3. One who offers an accusation; an informer. See Informer .
[ Obsolete or R.]
It was the last evidence of the kind; the informant Burke.
Information In`for·ma"tion noun
[ French, from Latin informatio
representation, conception. See Inform
, transitive verb
] 1. The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence.
The active informations of the intellect. South. 2. News, advice, or knowledge, communicated by others or obtained by personal study and investigation; intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation, or instruction.
Larger opportunities of information . Rogers.
He should get some information in the subject he intends to handle. Swift. 3. (Law) A proceeding in the nature of a prosecution for some offense against the government, instituted and prosecuted, really or nominally, by some authorized public officer on behalf of the government. It differs from an indictment in criminal cases chiefly in not being based on the finding of a grand jury. See Indictment .
Informative In·form"a·tive adjective Having power to inform, animate, or vivify. Dr. H. More.
Informatory In·form"a·to·ry adjective Full of, or conveying, information; instructive. [ R.] London Spectator.
Informed In·formed" adjective Unformed or ill-formed; deformed; shapeless. [ Obsolete] Spenser. Informed stars . See under Unformed .
Informer In·form"er noun
[ From Inform
] 1. One who informs, animates, or inspires.
[ Obsolete] Thomson.
Nature, informer of the poet's art. Pope. 2. One who informs, or imparts knowledge or news. 3. (Law) One who informs a magistrate of violations of law; one who informs against another for violation of some law or penal statute. Common informer (Law)
, one who habitually gives information of the violation of penal statutes, with a view to a prosecution therefor. Bouvier. Wharton.
Informidable In·for"mi·da·ble adjective [ Latin informidabilis . See In- not, and Formidable .] Not formidable; not to be feared or dreaded. [ Obsolete] "Foe not informidable ." Milton.
Informity In·form"i·ty noun [ Latin informitas . See Inform , adjective ] Want of regular form; shapelessness. [ Obsolete]
Informous In·form"ous adjective [ See Inform , adjective ] Of irregular form; shapeless. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Infortunate In·for"tu·nate adjective
[ Latin infortunatus
.] Unlucky; unfortunate.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
"A most infortunate chance." Howell.
Infortune In·for"tune noun [ Latin infortunium . See In- not, and Fortune .] Misfortune. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Infortuned In·for"tuned adjective Unfortunate.
I, woeful wretch and infortuned wight. Chaucer.
Infound In·found" transitive verb [ Latin infundere to pour in. See Infuse .] To pour in; to infuse. [ Obsolete] Sir T. More.
Infra In·"fra adverb [ Latin Confer Inferior .] Below; beneath; under; after; -- often used as a prefix.
Infra-axillary In`fra-ax"il·la·ry adjective [ Infra + axillary .] (Botany) Situated below the axil, as a bud.
Infra-red In`fra-red" adjective [ Infra- + red .] (Physics) Lying outside the visible spectrum at its red end; -- said of rays less refrangible than the extreme red rays.
Infrabranchial In`fra·bran"chi·al adjective [ Infra + branchial .] (Zoology) Below the gills; -- applied to the ventral portion of the pallial chamber in the lamellibranchs.
Infraclavicular In`fra·cla·vic"u·lar adjective [ Infra + clavicular .] (Anat.) Below the clavicle; as, the infraclavicular fossa.
Infract In·fract" adjective [ Latin infractus ; prefix in- not + fractus . past participle of frangere to break.] Not broken or fractured; unharmed; whole. [ Obsolete] Chapman.
Infract In·fract" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Infracted ; present participle & verbal noun Infracting .] [ Latin infractus , past participle of of infringere . See Infringe .] To break; to infringe. [ R.] Thomson.
Infractible In·fract"i·ble adjective Capable of being broken. [ R.]
Infraction In·frac"tion noun [ Latin infractio : confer French infraction .] The act of infracting or breaking; breach; violation; nonobservance; infringement; as, an infraction of a treaty, compact, rule, or law. I. Watts.
Infractor In·fract"or noun [ Confer French infracteur .] One who infracts or infringes; a violator; a breaker.
Infragrant In·fra"grant adjective Not fragrant.
Infrahyoid In`fra·hy"oid adjective [ Infra + hyoid .] (Anat.) Same as Hyosternal (a) .
Infralabial In`fra·la"bi·al adjective (Zoology) Below the lower lip; -- said of certain scales of reptiles and fishes.
Infralapsarian In`fra·lap·sa"ri·an noun [ Infra + lapse : confer French infralapsaire. See Lapse .] (Eccl. Hist.) One of that class of Calvinists who consider the decree of election as contemplating the apostasy as past and the elect as being at the time of election in a fallen and guilty state; -- opposed to Supralapsarian . The former considered the election of grace as a remedy for an existing evil; the latter regarded the fall as a part of God's original purpose in regard to men.
Infralapsarian In`fra·lap·sa"ri·an adjective (Theol.) Of or pertaining to the Infralapsarians, or to their doctrine.
Infralapsarianism In`fra·lap·sa"ri·an·ism noun (Theor.) The doctrine, belief, or principles of the Infralapsarians.
Inframarginal In`fra·mar"gin·al adjective [ Infra + marginal .] Below the margin; submarginal; as, an inframarginal convolution of the brain.
Inframaxillary In`fra·max"il·la·ry adjective [ Infra + maxillary .] (Anat.) (a) Under the lower jaw; submaxillary; as, the inframaxillary nerve. (b) Of or pertaining to the lower iaw.
Inframedian In`fra·me"di·an adjective [ Infra + median .] (Zoölogical Geology) Of or pertaining to the interval or zone along the sea bottom, at the depth of between fifty and one hundred fathoms. E. Forbes.
Inframundane In`fra·mun"dane adjective [ Infra + mundane .] Lying or situated beneath the world.
Infranchise In·fran"chise transitive verb See Enfranchise .
Infrangibility In·fran`gi·bil"i·ty noun The quality or state of being infrangible; infrangibleness.
Infrangible In·fran"gi·ble adjective
[ Prefix in-
not + grangible
: confer French infrangible
.] 1. Not capable of being broken or separated into parts; as, infrangible atoms.
[ He] link'd their fetlocks with a golden band Pope. 2. Not to be infringed or violated.
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