Infrangibleness In·fran"gi·ble·ness noun The state or quality of being infrangible; infrangibility.
Infraocular In`fra·oc"u·lar adjective [ Infra + ocular .] (Zoology) Situated below the eyes, as the antenna of certain insects.
Infraorbital In`fra·or"bit·al adjective [ Infra + orbital .] (Anat.) Below the orbit; as, the infraorbital foramen; the infraorbital nerve.
Infrapose In`fra·pose" transitive verb [ Infra + pose .] To place under or beneath. [ R.]
Infraposition In`fra·po·si"tion noun [ Infra + position .] A situation or position beneath. Kane.
Infrascapular In`fra·scap"u·lar adjective [ Infra + scapular .] (Anat.) Beneath the scapula, or shoulder blade; subscapular.
Infraspinal In`fra·spi"nal adjective [ Infra + spinal .] (Anat.) (a) Below the vertebral column, subvertebral. (b) Below the spine; infraspinate; infraspinous.
Infraspinate, Infraspinous In`fra·spi"nate, In`fra·spi·nous adjective [ Infra + spinate , spinous .] (Anat.) Below the spine; infraspinal; esp., below the spine of the scapula; as, the infraspinous fossa; the infraspinate muscle.
Infrastapedial In`fra·sta·pe"di·al adjective [ Infra + stapedial .] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a part of the columella of the ear, which in many animals projects below the connection with the stapes. -- noun The infrastapedial part of the columella.
Infrasternal In`fra·ster"nal adjective [ Infra + sternal .] (Anat.) Below the sternum; as, the infrasternal depression, or pit of the stomach.
Infratemporal In`fra·tem"po·ral adjective [ Infra + temporal .] (Anat.) Below the temple; below the temporal bone.
Infraterritorial In`fra·ter"ri·to"ri·al adjective [ Infra + territorial .] Within the territory of a state. Story.
Infratrochlear In`fra·troch"le·ar adjective [ Infra + trochlear .] (Anat.) Below a trochlea, or pulley; -- applied esp. to one of the subdivisions of the trigeminal nerve.
Infrequence, Infrequency In·fre"quence, In·fre"quen·cy noun
[ Latin infrequentia
scantiness : confer French infrequence
.] 1. The state of rarely occuring; uncommonness; rareness; as, the infrequence of his visits. 2. The state of not being frequented; solitude; isolation; retirement; seclusion.
The solitude and infrequency of the place. Bp. Hall.
Infrequent In·fre"quent adjective
[ Latin infrequens
: confer French infrequent
. See In-
not, and Frequent
.] Seldom happening or occurring; rare; uncommon; unusual.
The act whereof is at this day infrequent or out of use Sir T. Elyot.
among all sorts of men.
Infrequently In·fre"quent·ly adverb Not frequently; rarely.
Infrigidate In·frig"i·date transitive verb [ Latin infrigidatus , past participle of infrigidare to chill. See 1st In- , and Frigid .] To chill; to make cold; to cool. [ Obsolete] Boyle.
Infrigidation In·frig`i·da"tion noun [ Latin infrigidatio .] The act of chilling or causing to become cold; a chilling; coldness; congelation. [ Obsolete] Boyle.
Infringe In·fringe" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Infringed
; present participle & verbal noun Infringing
.] [ Latin infringere
; prefix in-
in + frangere
to break. See Fraction
, and confer Infract
.] 1. To break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill or obey; as, to infringe a law or contract.
If the first that did the edict infringe , Shak.
Had answered for his deed.
The peace . . . was infringed by Appius Claudius. Golding. 2. To hinder; to destroy; as, to infringe efficacy; to infringe delight or power.
[ Obsolete] Hooker.
Infringe In·fringe" intransitive verb 1. To break, violate, or transgress some contract, rule, or law; to injure; to offend. 2. To encroach; to trespass; -- followed by on or upon ; as, to infringe upon the rights of another.
Infringement In·fringe"ment noun 1. The act of infringing; breach; violation; nonfulfillment; as, the infringement of a treaty, compact, law, or constitution.
The punishing of this infringement is proper to that Clarendon. 2. An encroachment on a patent, copyright, or other special privilege; a trespass.
jurisdiction against which the contempt is.
Infringer In·frin"ger noun One who infringes or violates; a violator. Strype.
Infructuose In·fruc"tu·ose" adjective [ Latin infructuosus . See In- not, and Fruit .] Not producing fruit; unfruitful; unprofitable. [ R.] T. Adams.
Infrugal In·fru"gal adjective Not frugal; wasteful; as, an infrugal expense of time. J. Goodman.
Infrugiferous In`fru·gif"er·ous adjective Not bearing fruit; not fructiferous.
Infucate In`fu·cate transitive verb [ Latin infucatus painted; prefix in- in + fucare to paint, dye. See Fucate .] To stain; to paint; to daub.
Infucation In`fu·ca"tion noun The act of painting or staining, especially of painting the face.
Infula In"fu·la noun
; plural Infule
. [ Latin ] A sort of fillet worn by dignitaries, priests, and others among the ancient Romans. It was generally white.
Infumate In"fu·mate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Infumated ; present participle & verbal noun Infumating .] [ Latin infumatus , past participle of infumare to infumate; prefix in- in + fumare to smoke, from fumus smoke.] To dry by exposing to smoke; to expose to smoke.
Infumated In"fu·ma`ted adjective (Zoology) Clouded; having a cloudy appearance.
Infumation In`fu·ma"tion noun Act of drying in smoke.
Infumed In·fumed" adjective Dried in smoke; smoked.
Infundibular, Infundibulate In`fun·dib"u·lar, In`fun·dib"u·late adjective [ See Infundibulum .] Having the form of a funnel; pertaining to an infundibulum. Infundibulate Bryozoa (Zoology) , a group of marine Bryozoa having a circular arrangement of the tentacles upon the disk.
Infundibuliform In`fun·dib"u·li·form adjective [ Latin infundibulum funnel + -form : confer French infundibuliforme .] 1. Having the form of a funnel or cone; funnel-shaped. 2. (Botany) Same as Funnelform .
Infundibulum In`fun·dib"u·lum noun
, English Infundibulums
. [ Latin , a funnel, from infundere
to pour in or into. See Infuse
.] 1. (Anat.) A funnel-shaped or dilated organ or part; as, the infundibulum of the brain, a hollow, conical process, connecting the floor of the third ventricle with the pituitary body; the infundibula of the lungs, the enlarged terminations of the bronchial tubes. 2. (Zoology) (a) A central cavity in the Ctenophora, into which the gastric sac leads. (b) The siphon of Cephalopoda. See Cephalopoda .
Infuneral In·fu"ner·al transitive verb To inter with funeral rites; to bury. [ Obsolete] G. Fletcher.
Infurcation In`fur·ca"tion noun [ Prefix in- in + Latin furca fork.] A forked expansion or divergence; a bifurcation; a branching. Craig.
Infuriate In·fu"ri·ate adjective
[ Italian infuriato
, past participle of infuriare
. See Infuriate
, transitive verb
] Enraged; raging; furiously angry; infuriated. Milton.
Inflamed beyond the most infuriate wrath. Thomson.
Infuriate In·fu"ri·ate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Infuriated
; present participle & verbal noun Infuriating
] [ Italian infuriato
, past participle of infuriare
; prefix in-
) + furia
fury, Latin furia
. See Fury
.] To render furious; to enrage; to exasperate.
Those curls of entangled snakes with which Erinys is said to have infuriated Athemas and Ino. Dr. H. More.
Infuriated In·fu"ri·a`ted adjective Enraged; furious.
Infuscate In·fus"cate transitive verb [ Latin infuscatus , past participle of infuscare ; prefix in- in + fuscare to make dark, from fuscus dark.] To darken; to make black; to obscure.
Infuscated In·fus"ca·ted adjective (Zoology) Darkened with a blackish tinge.
Infuscation In`fus·ca"tion noun The act of darkening, or state of being dark; darkness; obscurity. Johnson.
Infuse In·fuse" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Infused
; present participle & verbal noun Infusing
.] [ Latin infusus
, past participle of infundere
to pour in or into; prefix in-
in + fundere
to pour: confer French infuser
. See Found
to cast.] 1. To pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed.
That strong Circean liquor cease to infuse . Denham. 2. To instill, as principles or qualities; to introduce.
That souls of animals infuse themselves Into the trunks of men. Shak.
Why should he desire to have qualities infused into his son which himself never possessed? Swift. 3. To inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill; -- followed by with .
Infuse his breast with magnanimity. Shak.
Infusing him with self and vain conceit. Shak. 4. To steep in water or other fluid without boiling, for the propose of extracting medicinal qualities; to soak.
One scruple of dried leaves is infused in ten ounces of warm water. Coxe. 5. To make an infusion with, as an ingredient; to tincture; to saturate.
[ R.] Bacon.
Infuse In·fuse noun Infusion. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Infuser In·fus"er noun One who, or that which, infuses.
Infusibility In·fu`si·bil"i·ty noun [ From Infuse .] Capability of being infused, poured in, or instilled.
Infusibility In·fu`si·bil"i·ty noun [ Prefix in- not + fusibility : confer French infusibilité .] Incapability or difficulty of being fused, melted, or dissolved; as, the infusibility of carbon.
Infusible In·fu"si·ble adjective
[ From Infuse
] Capable of being infused.
Doctrines being infusible into all. Hammond.
Infusible In·fu"si·ble adjective
[ Prefix in-
not + fusible
: confer French infusible
.] Not fusible; incapable or difficult of fusion, or of being dissolved or melted. Sir T. Browne.
The best crucibles are made of Limoges earth, which seems absolutely infusible . Lavoisier (Trans. ).