Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Innominable adjective [ Latin innominabilis ; prefix in- not + nominare to name: confer French innominable .] Not to be named. [ R.] Testament of Love.

Innominate adjective [ Latin innominatus ; prefix in- not + nominare to name.]
1. Having no name; unnamed; as, an innominate person or place. [ R.] Ray.

2. (Anat.) A term used in designating many parts otherwise unnamed; as, the innominate artery, a great branch of the arch of the aorta; the innominate vein, a great branch of the superior vena cava.

Innominate bone (Anat.) , the great bone which makes a lateral half of the pelvis in mammals; hip bone; haunch bone; huckle bone. It is composed of three bones, ilium, ischium, and pubis, consolidated into one in the adult, though separate in the fetus, as also in many adult reptiles and amphibians. -- Innominate contracts (Law) , in the Roman law, contracts without a specific name.

Innovate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Innovated ; present participle & verbal noun Innovating .] [ Latin innovatus , past participle of innovare to revew; prefix in- in + novare to make new, from novus new. See New .]
1. To bring in as new; to introduce as a novelty; as, to innovate a word or an act. [ Archaic]

2. To change or alter by introducing something new; to remodel; to revolutionize. [ Archaic] Burton.

From his attempts upon the civil power, he proceeds
to innovate God's worship.
South.

Innovate intransitive verb To introduce novelties or changes; -- sometimes with in or on . Bacon.

Every man, therefore, is not fit to innovate .
Dryden.

Innovation noun [ Latin innovatio ; confer French innovation .]
1. The act of innovating; introduction of something new, in customs, rites, etc. Dryden.

2. A change effected by innovating; a change in customs; something new, and contrary to established customs, manners, or rites. Bacon.

The love of things ancient doth argue stayedness, but levity and want of experience maketh apt unto innovations .
Hooker.

3. (Botany) A newly formed shoot, or the annually produced addition to the stems of many mosses.

Innovationist noun One who favors innovation.

Innovative adjective Characterized by, or introducing, innovations. Fitzed. Hall.

Innovator noun [ Confer French innovateur .] One who innovates. Shak.

Innoxious adjective [ Latin innoxius . See In- not, and Noxious .]
1. Free from hurtful qualities or effects; harmless. " Innoxious flames." Sir K. Digby.

2. Free from crime; pure; innocent. Pope.

-- In*nox`ious*ly , adverb -- In*nox"ious*ness , noun

Innubilous adjective [ Latin innubilus . See Nubilous .] Cloudless. [ Obsolete] Blount.

Innuendo noun ; plural Innuedoes [ Latin , by intimation, by hinting, gerund of innuere , innutum , to give a nod, to intimate; prefix in- in, to + -nuere (in comp.) to nod. See Nutation .]
1. An oblique hint; a remote allusion or reference, usually derogatory to a person or thing not named; an insinuation.

Mercury . . . owns it a marriage by an innuendo .
Dryden.

Pursue your trade of scandal picking;
Your innuendoes , when you tell us,
That Stella loves to talk with fellows.
Swift.

2. (Law) An averment employed in pleading, to point the application of matter otherwise unintelligible; an interpretative parenthesis thrown into quoted matter to explain an obscure word or words; -- as, the plaintiff avers that the defendant said that he ( innuendo the plaintiff) was a thief. Wharton.

» The term is so applied from having been the introductory word of this averment or parenthetic explanation when pleadings were in Latin. The word "meaning" is used as its equivalent in modern forms.

Syn. -- Insinuation; suggestion; hint; intimation; reference; allusion; implication; representation; -- Innuendo , Insinuation . An innuendo is an equivocal allusion so framed as to point distinctly at something which is injurious to the character or reputation of the person referred to. An insinuation turns on no such double use of language, but consists in artfully winding into the mind imputations of an injurious nature without making any direct charge.

Innuent adjective [ Latin innuens , present participle] Conveying a hint; significant. [ Obsolete] Burton.

Innuit noun [ Native name.] (Ethnol.) An Eskimo.

Innumerability noun [ Latin innumerabilitas .] State of being innumerable. Fotherby.

Innumerable adjective [ Latin innumerabilis : confer French innumefable . See In- not, and Numerable .] Not capable of being counted, enumerated, or numbered, for multitude; countless; numberless; unnumbered, hence, indefinitely numerous; of great number.

Innumerable as the stars of night.
Milton.

-- In*nu"mer*a*ble*ness , noun -- In*nu"mer*a*bly , adverb

Innumerous adjective [ Latin innumerosus , innumerus . See Numerous .] Innumerable. [ Archaic] Milton.

Innutrition noun Want of nutrition; failure of nourishment. E. Darwin.

Innutritious adjective Not nutritious; not furnishing nourishment.

Innutritive adjective Innutritious.

Innyard noun The yard adjoining an inn.

Inobedience noun [ Latin inoboedientia : confer French inobedience .] Disobedience. [ Obsolete] Wyclif. Chaucer.

Inobedient adjective [ Latin inoboediens , present participle of inoboedire : confer French inobedient . See Obedient .] Not obedient; disobedient. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

-- In`o*be"di*ent*ly , adverb [ Obsolete]

Inobservable adjective [ Latin inobservabilis : confer French inobservable . See In- not, and Observable .] Not observable.

Inobservance adjective [ Latin inobservantia : confer French inobservance .] Want or neglect of observance. Bacon.

Inobservant adjective [ Latin inobservans . See In- not, and Observant .] Not observant; regardless; heedless. Bp. Hurd.

-- In`ob*serv"ant*ly , adverb

Inobservation noun [ Confer French inobservation .] Neglect or want of observation. [ R.]

Inobtrusive adjective Not obtrusive; unobtrusive.

-- In`ob*tru"sive*ly , adverb -- In`ob*tru"sive*ness , noun

Inocarpin noun [ Greek 'i`s , 'ino`s , muscle + karpo`s fruit.] (Chemistry) A red, gummy, coloring matter, extracted from the colorless juice of the Otaheite chestnut ( Inocarpus edulis ).

Inoccupation noun Want of occupation.

Inoceramus noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'i`s , 'ino`s , a muscle + ... an earthen vessel.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of large, fossil, bivalve shells, allied to the mussels. The genus is characteristic of the Cretaceous period.

Inoculability noun The quality or state of being inoculable.

Inoculable adjective [ See Inoculate .] Capable of being inoculated; capable of communicating disease, or of being communicated, by inoculation.

Inocular adjective (Zoöl) Inserted in the corner of the eye; -- said of the antennæ of certain insects.

Inoculate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Inoculated ; present participle & verbal noun Inoculating .] [ Latin inoculatus , past participle of inoculare to ingraft; prefix in- in, on + oculare to furnish with eyes, from oculus an eye, also, a bud. See Ocular .]
1. To bud; to insert, or graft, as the bud of a tree or plant in another tree or plant.

2. To insert a foreign bud into; as, to inoculate a tree.

3. (Medicine) To communicate a disease to ( a person ) by inserting infectious matter in the skin or flesh; as, to inoculate a person with the virus of smallpox, rabies, etc. See Vaccinate .

4. Fig.: To introduce into the mind; -- used especially of harmful ideas or principles; to imbue; as, to inoculate one with treason or infidelity.

Inoculate intransitive verb
1. To graft by inserting buds.

2. To communicate disease by inoculation.

Inoculation noun [ Latin inoculatio : confer French inoculation .]
1. The act or art of inoculating trees or plants.

2. (Medicine) The act or practice of communicating a disease to a person in health, by inserting contagious matter in his skin or flesh.

» The use was formerly limited to the intentional communication of the smallpox, but is now extended to include any similar introduction of modified virus; as, the inoculation of rabies by Pasteur.

3. Fig.: The communication of principles, especially false principles, to the mind.

Inoculator noun [ Latin : confer French inoculateur .] One who inoculates; one who propagates plants or diseases by inoculation.

Inodiate (ĭn*ō"dĭ*āt) transitive verb [ Prefix in- in + Latin odium hatred.] To make odious or hateful. [ Obsolete] South.

Inodorate adjective Inodorous. [ Obsolete] Bacon.

Inodorous adjective [ Latin inodorus . See In- not, and Odorous .] Emitting no odor; wthout smell; scentless; odorless. -- In*o"dor*ous*ness , noun

Inoffensive adjective [ Prefix in- not + offensiue : confer French inoffensif .]
1. Giving no offense, or provocation; causing no uneasiness, annoyance, or disturbance; as, an inoffensive man, answer, appearance.

2. Harmless; doing no injury or mischief. Dryden.

3. Not obstructing; presenting no interruption or hindrance. [ R.] Milton.

So have I seen a river gently glide
In a smooth course, and inoffensive tide.
Addison.

-- In"of*fen"sive*ly , adverb -- In"of*fen"sive*ness , noun

Inofficial adjective Not official; not having official sanction or authority; not according to the forms or ceremony of official business; as, inofficial intelligence.

Pinckney and Marshall would not make inofficial visits to discuss official business.
Pickering.

Syn. -- Private; informal; unwarranted; unauthorizod; irregular; unceremonious; unprofessional.

Inofficially adverb Without the usual forms, or not in the official character.

Inofficious adjective [ Latin inofficiosus : confer French inofficieux . See In- not, and Officious .]
1. Indifferent to obligation or duty. [ Obsolete]

Thou drown'st thyself in inofficious sleep.
B. Jonson.

2. Not officious; not civil or attentive. [ Obsolete] Jonhson.

3. (Law) Regardless of natural obligation; contrary to natural duty; unkind; -- commonly said of a testament made without regard to natural obligation, or by which a child is unjustly deprived of inheritance. "The inofficious testament." Blackstone. "An inofficious disposition of his fortune." Paley.

Inofficiously adverb Not officiously.

Inogen noun [ Greek ..., ..., a muscle + -gen .] (Physiol.) A complex nitrogenous substance, which, by Hermann's hypothesis, is continually decomposed and reproduced in the muscles, during their life.

Inoperation noun [ Latin inoperari to effect; prefix in- in + operari to operate.] Agency; influence; production of effects. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.

Inoperative adjective [ Prefix in- not + operative .] Not operative; not active; producing no effects; as, laws renderd inoperative by neglect; inoperative remedies or processes.

Inopercular, Inoperculate adjective (Zoology) Having no operculum; -- said of certain gastropod shells.

Inopinable adjective [ Latin inopinabilis . See Inopinate .] Not to be expected; inconceivable. [ Obsolete] " Inopinable , incredible . . . sayings." Latimer.