Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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In-going noun The act of going in; entrance.

In-going adjective Going; entering, as upon an office or a possession; as, an in-going tenant.

Ingloriousness noun The state of being inglorious.

Inglut transitive verb To glut. [ R.] Ascham.

Ingluvial adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the ingluvies or crop of birds.

Ingluvies noun [ Latin ] (Anat.) The crop, or craw, of birds.

Ingluvious adjective Gluttonous. [ Obsolete] Blount.

Ingorge transitive verb & i. See Engorge . Milton.

Ingot noun [ Prob. from Anglo-Saxon in in + geótan to pour: confer French linglot , Late Latin lingotus a mass of gold or silver, extended in the manner of a tongue, and German einguss , LG. & Middle English ingot ingot, a mold for casting metals in. See Found to cast, and confer Linget , Lingot , Nugget .]


1. That in which metal is cast; a mold. [ Obsolete]

And from the fire he took up his matter
And in the ingot put it with merry cheer.
Chaucer.

2. A bar or wedge of steel, gold, or other malleable metal, cast in a mold; a mass of unwrought cast metal.

Wrought ingots from Besoara's mine.
Sir W. Jones.

Ingot mold , a box or mold in which ingots are cast. -- Ingot iron . See Decarbonized steel , under Decarbonize .

Ingot steel Steel cast in ingots from the Bessemer converter or open-hearth furnace.

Ingrace transitive verb [ Prefix in- in + grace .] To ingratiate. [ Obsolete] G. Fletcher.

Ingracious adjective [ Prefix in- not + gracious .] Ungracious; unkind. [ Obsolete] Holland.

Ingraff transitive verb See Ingraft . [ Obsolete]

Ingraft transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Ingrafted ; present participle & verbal noun Ingrafting .] [ Written also engraft .]


1. To insert, as a scion of one tree, shrub, or plant in another for propagation; as, to ingraft a peach scion on a plum tree; figuratively, to insert or introduce in such a way as to make a part of something.

This fellow would ingraft a foreign name
Upon our stock.
Dryden.

A custom . . . ingrafted into the monarchy of Rome.
Burke.

2. To subject to the process of grafting; to furnish with grafts or scions; to graft; as, to ingraft a tree.

Ingrafter noun A person who ingrafts.

Ingraftment noun
1. The act of ingrafting.

2. The thing ingrafted; a scion.

Ingrain adjective [ Prefix in- in + grain kermes. See Engrain , Grain .]


1. Dyed with grain, or kermes. [ Obsolete]

2. Dyed before manufacture, -- said of the material of a textile fabric; hence, in general, thoroughly inwrought; forming an essential part of the substance.

Ingrain carpet , a double or two-ply carpet. -- Triple ingrain carpet , a three- ply carpet.

Ingrain noun An ingrain fabric, as a carpet.

Ingrain transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Ingrained ; present participle & verbal noun Ingraining .] [ Written also engrain .]


1. To dye with or in grain or kermes.

2. To dye in the grain, or before manufacture.

3. To work into the natural texture or into the mental or moral constitution of; to stain; to saturate; to imbue; to infix deeply.

Our fields ingrained with blood.
Daniel.

Cruelty and jealousy seem to be ingrained in a man who has these vices at all.
Helps.

Ingrapple transitive verb & i. To seize; to clutch; to grapple. [ Obsolete] Drayton.

Ingrate adjective [ Latin ingratus . See Ingrateful .] Ingrateful. [ Obsolete or Poetic] Bacon.

Ingrate noun An ungrateful person. Milton.

Ingrateful adjective [ Latin ingratus ingrateful (pref. in- not + gratus beloved, dear, grateful) + -ful : confer French ingrat . See Grateful .]


1. Ungrateful; thankless; unappreciative. Milton.

He proved extremely false and ingrateful to me.
Atterbury.

2. Unpleasing to the sense; distasteful; offensive.

He gives . . . no ingrateful food.
Milton.

-- In"grate`ful*ly , adverb -- In"grate`ful*ness , noun

Ingrately adverb Ungratefully. [ Obsolete]

Ingratiate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Ingratiated ; present participle & verbal noun Ingratiating .] [ Prefix in- in + Latin gratia . See Grace .]


1. To introduce or commend to the favor of another; to bring into favor; to insinuate; -- used reflexively, and followed by with before the person whose favor is sought.

Lysimachus . . . ingratiated himself both with Philip and his pupil.
Budgell.

2. To recommend; to render easy or agreeable; -- followed by to . [ Obsolete] Dr. J. Scott.

What difficulty would it [ the love of Christ] not ingratiate to us?
Hammond.

Ingratiate intransitive verb To gain favor. [ R.] Sir W. Temple.

Ingratitude noun [ French ingratitude , Latin ingratitudo . See Ingrate .] Want of gratitude; insensibility to, forgetfulness of, or ill return for, kindness or favors received; unthankfulness; ungratefulness.

Ingratitude , thou marble-hearted fiend.
Shak.

Ingratitude is abhorred both by God and man.
L'Estrange.

Ingrave transitive verb To engrave. [ R.] "Whose gleaming rind ingrav'n ." Tennyson.

Ingrave transitive verb [ Prefix in- in + grave . Confer Engrave .] To bury. [ Obsolete] Heywood.

Ingravidate transitive verb [ Latin ingravidatus , past participle of ingravidare to impregnate. See 1st In- , and Gravidated .] To impregnate. [ Obsolete] Fuller.

Ingravidation noun The state of being pregnant or impregnated. [ Obsolete]

Ingreat transitive verb To make great; to enlarge; to magnify. [ Obsolete] Fotherby.

Ingredience, Ingrediency noun [ See Ingredient .]


1. Entrance; ingress. [ Obsolete] Sir M. Hale.

2. The quality or state of being an ingredient or component part. Boyle.

Ingredient noun [ French ingrédient , Latin ingrediens , -entis , entering into, present participle of ingredi , past participle ingressus , to go into, to enter; prefix in- in + gradi to walk, go. See Grade .] That which enters into a compound, or is a component part of any combination or mixture; an element; a constituent.

By way of analysis we may proceed from compounds to ingredients .
Sir I. Newton.

Water is the chief ingredient in all the animal fluids and solids.
Arbuthnot.

Ingredient adjective Entering as, or forming, an ingredient or component part.

Acts where no sin is ingredient .
Jer. Taylor.

Ingress noun [ Latin ingressus , from ingredi . See Ingredient .]


1. The act of entering; entrance; as, the ingress of air into the lungs.

2. Power or liberty of entrance or access; means of entering; as, all ingress was prohibited.

3. (Astron.) The entrance of the moon into the shadow of the earth in eclipses, the sun's entrance into a sign, etc.

Ingress intransitive verb To go in; to enter. [ R.]

Ingression noun [ Latin ingressio : confer French ingression .] Act of entering; entrance. Sir K. Digby.

Ingrieve transitive verb To render more grievous; to aggravate. [ Obsolete] Sir P. Sidney.

Ingroove transitive verb To groove in; to join in or with a groove. Tennyson.

Ingross transitive verb See Engross .

Ingrowing adjective Growing or appearing to grow into some other substance.

Ingrowing nail , one whose edges are becoming imbedded in the adjacent flesh.

Ingrowth noun A growth or development inward. J. LeConte.

Inguen noun [ Latin inguen , inguinis .] (Anat.) The groin.

Inguilty adjective Not guilty. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.

Inguinal adjective [ Latin inguinalis , from inguen , inguinis , the groin: confer French inguinal .] (Astron. & Med.) Of or pertaining to, or in the region of, the inguen or groin; as, an inguinal canal or ligament; inguinal hernia.

Inguinal ring . See Abdominal ring , under Abdominal .

Ingulf transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Ingulfed ; present participle & verbal noun Ingulfing .] [ Confer Engulf .] [ Written also engulf .] To swallow up or overwhelm in, or as in, a gulf; to cast into a gulf. See Engulf .

A river large . . .
Passed underneath ingulfed .
Milton.

Ingulfment noun The act of ingulfing, or the state of being ingulfed.

Ingurgitate transitive verb [ Latin ingurgitatus , past participle of ingurgitare to pour in; prefix in- in + gurges whirlpool, gulf.]


1. To swallow, devour, or drink greedily or in large quantity; to guzzle. Cleveland.

2. To swallow up, as in a gulf. Fotherby.

Ingurgitate intransitive verb To guzzle; to swill. Burton.