Infusibleness In·fu"si·ble·ness noun Infusibility.
Infusion In·fu"sion noun
[ Latin infusio
a pouring in: confer French infusion
. See Infuse
, transitive verb
] 1. The act of infusing, pouring in, or instilling; instillation; as, the infusion of good principles into the mind; the infusion of ardor or zeal.
Our language has received innumerable elegancies and improvements from that infusion of Hebraisms. Addison. 2. That which is infused; suggestion; inspiration.
His folly and his wisdom are of his own growth, not the echo or infusion of other men. Swift. 3. The act of plunging or dipping into a fluid; immersion.
[ Obsolete] "Baptism by infusion
." Jortin. 4. (Pharmacy) (a) The act or process of steeping or soaking any substance in water in order to extract its virtues. (b) The liquid extract obtained by this process.
Sips meek infusion of a milder herb. Cowper.
Infusionism In·fu"sion·ism noun The doctrine that the soul is preexistent to the body, and is infused into it at conception or birth; -- opposed to traducianism and creationism .
Infusive In·fu"sive adjective Having the power of infusion; inspiring; influencing.
The infusive force of Spirit on man. Thomson.
Infusoria In`fu·so"ri·a noun plural [ New Latin ; -- so called because found in infusions which are left exposed to the air for a time. See Infuse .] (Zoology) One of the classes of Protozoa, including a large number of species, all of minute size. » They are found in all seas, lakes, ponds, and streams, as well as in infusions of organic matter exposed to the air. They are distinguished by having vibrating lashes or cilia, with which they obtain their food and swim about. They are devided into the orders Flagellata, Ciliata, and Tentaculifera. See these words in the Vocabulary. Formely the term Infusoria was applied to all microscopic organisms found in water, including many minute plants, belonging to the diatoms, as well as minute animals belonging to various classes, as the Rotifera, which are worms; and the Rhizopoda, which constitute a distinct class of Protozoa. Fossil Infusoria are mostly the siliceous shells of diatoms; sometimes they are siliceous skeletons of Radiolaria, or the calcareous shells of Foraminifera.
Infusorial In`fu·so"ri·al adjective (Zoology) Belonging to the Infusoria; composed of, or containing, Infusoria; as, infusorial earth. Infusorial earth (Geol.) , a deposit of fine, usually white, siliceous material, composed mainly of the shells of the microscopic plants called diatoms . It is used in polishing powder, and in the manufacture of dynamite.
Infusorian In`fu·so"ri·an noun (Zoology) One of the Infusoria.
Infusory In·fu"so·ry adjective (Zoology) Infusorial.
Infusory In·fu"so·ry noun
; plural Infusories (Zoology) One of the Infusoria; -- usually in the plural
Ing Ing noun [ Anglo-Saxon ing .] A pasture or meadow; generally one lying low, near a river. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]
Ingannation In`gan·na"tion noun [ Late Latin ingannare to deceive.] Cheat; deception. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Brown.
Ingate In"gate` noun 1. Entrance; ingress.
Which hath in charge the ingate of the year. Spenser. 2. (Founding) The aperture in a mold for pouring in the metal; the gate. Simmonds.
Ingathering In"gath`er·ing noun The act or business of gathering or collecting anything; especially, the gathering of the fruits of the earth; harvest.
Thou shalt keep . . . the feast of ingathering . Ex. xxii. 16.
Ingelable In·gel"a·ble adjective Not congealable.
Ingeminate In·gem"i·nate adjective [ Latin ingeminatus , past participle ] Redoubled; repeated. Jer. Taylor.
Ingeminate In·gem"i·nate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Ingeminated
; present participle & verbal noun Ingeminating
.] [ Latin ingeminatus
, past participle of ingeminare
to double; prefix in-
in + geminare
. See Geminate
.] To redouble or repeat; to reiterate. Clarendon.
. . . She yet ingeminates Sandys.
The last of sounds, and what she hears relates.
Ingemination In·gem`i·na"tion noun Repetition; reduplication; reiteration. De Quincey.
That Sacred ingemination , Amen, Amen. Featley.
Happiness with an echo or ingemination . Holdsworth.
Ingena In·ge"na noun (Zoology) The gorilla.
Ingender In·gen"der transitive verb See Engender .
Ingenerabillty In·gen`er·a·bil"l·ty noun Incapacity of being engendered or produced. Cudworth.
Ingenerable In·gen"er·a·ble adjective [ Prefix in- not + generable : confer French ingenerable .] Incapable of being engendered or produced; original. Holland.
Ingenerably In·gen"er·a·bly adverb In an ingenerable manner.
Ingenerate In·gen"er·ate adjective
[ Latin ingeneratus
, past participle of ingenerare
. See engender] Generated within; inborn; innate; as, ingenerate powers of body. W. Wotton.
Those virtues were rather feigned and affected . . . than true qualities ingenerate in his judgment. Bacon.
Ingenerate In·gen"er·ate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Ingenerat
; present participle & verbal noun Ingenerating
.] To generate or produce within; to beget; to engender; to occasion; to cause. Mede.
Those noble habits are ingenerated in the soul. Sir M. Hale.
Ingeneration In·gen`er·a"tion noun Act of ingenerating.
Ingeniate In·ge"ni·ate transitive verb & i. [ See Ingenious .] To invent; to contrive. [ Obsolete] Daniel.
Ingenie In"ge·nie noun [ Obsolete] See Ingeny .
Ingeniosity In·ge`ni·os"i·ty noun [ Late Latin ingeniositas .] Ingenuity; skill; cunning. [ Obsolete] Cudworth.
Ingenious In·gen"ious adjective
[ Latin ingeniosus
, from ingenium
innate or natural quality, natural capacity, genius: confer French ingénieux
. See Engine
.] 1. Possessed of genius, or the faculty of invention; skillful or promp to invent; having an aptitude to contrive, or to form new combinations; as, an ingenious author, mechanic.
A man . . . very wise and ingenious in feats of war. Hakluyt.
Thou, king, send out Shak.
For torturers ingenious .
The more ingenious men are, the more apt are they to trouble themselves. Sir W. Temple. 2. Proceeding from, pertaining to, or characterized by, genius or ingenuity; of curious design, structure, or mechanism; as, an ingenious model, or machine; an ingenious scheme, contrivance, etc.
Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill. Cowper. 3. Witty; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious; as, an ingenious reply. 4. Mental; intellectual.
A course of learning and ingenious studies. Shak.
Ingeniously In·gen"ious·ly adverb In an ingenious manner; with ingenuity; skillfully; wittily; cleverly.
"Too ingeniously politic." Sir W. Temple.
Ingeniousness In·gen"ious·ness noun The quality or state of being ingenious; ingenuity.
Ingenite, Ingenit In·gen"ite, In·gen"it adjective
[ Latin ingenitus
, past participle of ingignere
to instill by birth or nature; prefix in-
to beget.] Innate; inborn; inbred; inherent; native; ingenerate.
It is natural or ingenite , which comes by some defect of the organs and overmuch brain. Burton.
; plural -nues
. [ French, fem. of ingénu
ingenious.] An ingenuous or naïve girl or young woman, or an actress representing such a person.
Ingenuity In`ge·nu"i·ty noun
[ Latin ingenuitas
ingenuousness: confer French ingénuité
. See Ingenuous
.] 1. The quality or power of ready invention; quickness or acuteness in forming new combinations; ingeniousness; skill in devising or combining.
All the means which human ingenuity has contrived. Blair. 2. Curiousness, or cleverness in design or contrivance; as, the ingenuity of a plan, or of mechanism.
He gives . . . Cowper. 3. Openness of heart; ingenuousness.
To artist ingenuity and skill.
The stings and remorses of natural ingenuity , a principle that men scarcely ever shake off, as long as they carry anything of human nature about them. South. Syn.
-- Inventiveness; ingeniousness; skill; cunning; cleverness; genius. -- Ingenuity
is a form of genius, and cleverness
of talent. The former implies invention, the letter a peculiar dexterity and readiness of execution. Sir James Mackintosh remarks that the English overdo in the use of the word clever
, applying them loosely to almost every form of intellectual ability.
Ingenuous In·gen"u·ous adjective
[ Latin ingenuus
inborn, innate, freeborn, noble, frank; prefix in-
in + the root of gignere
to beget. See Genius
, and confer Ingenious
.] 1. Of honorable extraction; freeborn; noble; as, ingenuous blood of birth. 2. Noble; generous; magnanimous; honorable; upright; high-minded; as, an ingenuous ardor or zeal.
If an ingenuous detestation of falsehood be but carefully and early instilled, that is the true and genuine method to obviate dishonesty. Locke. 3. Free from reserve, disguise, equivocation, or dissimulation; open; frank; as, an ingenuous man; an ingenuous declaration, confession, etc.
Sensible in myself . . . what a burden it is for me, who would be ingenuous , to be loaded with courtesies which he hath not the least hope to requite or deserve. Fuller. 4. Ingenious.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
» (Formerly) printers did not discriminate between . . . ingenuous
, and these words were used or rather printed interchangeably almost to the beginning of the eighteenth century. G. P. Marsh. Syn.
-- Open; frank; unreserved; artless; plain; sincere; candid; fair; noble; generous. -- Ingenuous
. One who is open
speaks out at once what is uppermost in his mind; one who is frank
does it from a natural boldness, or dislike of self-restraint; one who is ingenuous
is actuated by a native simplicity and artlessness, which make him willing to confess faults, and make known his sentiments without reserve. See Candid
Ingenuously In·gen"u·ous·ly adverb In an ingenuous manner; openly; fairly; candidly; artlessly.
Being required to explain himself, he ingenuously confessed. Ludlow.
Ingenuousness In·gen"u·ous·ness noun 1. The state or quality of being ingenuous; openness of heart; frankness. 2. Ingenuity. [ Obsolete] Fuller.
Ingeny In"ge·ny noun [ Latin ingenium . See Ingenious .] Natural gift or talent; ability; wit; ingenuity. [ Obsolete] [ Written also ingenie .] Becon.
Ingerminate In·ger"mi·nate transitive verb To cause to germinate.
Ingest In·gest" transitive verb [ Latin ingenium , past participle of ingerere to put in; prefix in- in + gerere to bear.] To take into, or as into, the stomach or alimentary canal. Sir T. Browne.
Ingesta In·ges"ta noun plural [ New Latin See Ingest .] (Physiol.) That which is introduced into the body by the stomach or alimentary canal; -- opposed to egesta .
Ingestion In·ges"tion noun [ Latin ingestio : confer French ingestion .] (Physiol.) The act of taking or putting into the stomach; as, the ingestion of milk or other food.
Inghalla In·ghal"la noun (Zoology) The reedbuck of South Africa. [ Written also ingali .]
Ingirt In·girt" transitive verb
[ See Ingirt
.] To encircle; to gird; to engirt.
The wreath is ivy that ingirts our beams. Drayton.
Ingirt In·girt" adjective Surrounded; encircled. Fenton.
Ingle In"gle (ĭn"g'l) noun [ Gael. & Ir. aingeali fire; confer Latin igniculusi spark, dim. of ignis fire. Confer Ignite .] Flame; blaze; a fire; a fireplace. [ Obsolete or Scot.] Burns. Ingle nook , the chimney corner. -- Ingle side , Ingle cheek , the fireside.
Ingle In"gle noun [ Written also engle , enghle : confer Gael. & Ir. aingeal an angel. Confer Engle .] A paramour; a favourite; a sweetheart; an engle. [ Obsolete] Toone.
Ingle In"gle transitive verb To cajole or coax; to wheedle. See Engle . [ Obsolete]
Inglobate In·glo"bate adjective In the form of a globe or sphere; -- applied to nebulous matter collected into a sphere by the force of gravitation.
Inglobe In·globe" transitive verb To infix, as in a globe; to fix or secure firmly. [ Obsolete] Milton.
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