Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Insultable adjective Capable of being insulted or affronted. [ R.] Emerson.

Insultation noun [ Latin insultatio , from insultare : confer Old French insultation .]


1. The act of insulting; abusive or insolent treatment; insult. [ Obsolete] Feltham.

2. Exultation. [ Obsolete] Is. xiv. (heading).

Insulter noun One who insults. Shak.

Insulting adjective Containing, or characterized by, insult or abuse; tending to insult or affront; as, insulting language, treatment, etc. -- In*sult"ing*ly , adverb

Syn. -- Insolent; impertinent; saucy; rude; abusive; contemptuous. See Insolent .

Insultment noun Insolent treatment; insult. [ Obsolete] "My speech of insultment ended." Shak.

Insume transitive verb [ Latin insumere ; pre. in- in + sumere to take.] To take in; to absorb. [ Obsolete]

Insuperability noun The quality or state of being insuperable; insuperableness.

Insuperable adjective [ Latin insuperabilis : confer Old French insuperable . See In- not, and Superable .] Incapable of being passed over or surmounted; insurmountable; as, insuperable difficulties.

And middle natures, how they long to join,
Yet never pass the insuperable line?
Pope.

The difficulty is enhanced, or is . . . insuperable .
I. Taylor.

Syn. -- Impassable; insurmountable; unconquerable.

-- In*su"per*a*ble*ness , noun -- In*su"per*a*bly , adverb

Insupportable adjective [ Latin insupportabilis : confer French insupportable . See In- not, and Support .] Incapable of being supported or borne; unendurable; insufferable; intolerable; as, insupportable burdens; insupportable pain. -- In`sup*port"a*ble*ness , noun -- In`sup*port"a*bly , adverb

Insupposable adjective Incapable of being supposed; not supposable; inconceivable.

Insuppressible adjective That can not be suppressed or concealed; irrepressible. Young. -- In`sup*press"i*bly , adverb

Insuppressive adjective Insuppressible. [ Obsolete] "The insuppressive mettle of our spirits." Shak.

Insurable adjective [ From Insure .] Capable of being insured against loss, damage, death, etc.; proper to be insured.

The French law annuls the latter policies so far as they exceed the insurable interest which remained in the insured at the time of the subscription thereof.
Walsh.

Insurance noun [ From Insure .]


1. The act of insuring, or assuring, against loss or damage by a contingent event; a contract whereby, for a stipulated consideration, called premium , one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by certain specified risks. Confer Assurance , noun , 6.

» The person who undertakes to pay in case of loss is termed the insurer ; the danger against which he undertakes, the risk ; the person protected, the insured ; the sum which he pays for the protection, the premium ; and the contract itself, when reduced to form, the policy . Johnson's Cyc.

2. The premium paid for insuring property or life.

3. The sum for which life or property is insured.

4. A guaranty, security, or pledge; assurance. [ Obsolete]

The most acceptable insurance of the divine protection.
Mickle.

Accident insurance , insurance against pecuniary loss by reason of accident to the person. -- Endowment insurance or assurance , a combination of life insurance and investment such that if the person upon whose life a risk is taken dies before a certain specified time the insurance becomes due at once, and if he survives, it becomes due at the time specified. -- Fire insurance . See under Fire . -- Insurance broker , a broker or agent who effects insurance. -- Insurance company , a company or corporation whose business it is to insure against loss, damage, or death. -- Insurance policy , a certificate of insurance; the document containing the contract made by an insurance company with a person whose property or life is insured. -- Life insurance . See under Life .

Insurancer noun One who effects insurance; an insurer; an underwriter. [ Obsolete] Dryden.

hose bold insurancers of deathless fame.
Blair.

Insurant noun The person insured. Champness.

Insure transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Insured ; present participle & verbal noun Insuring .] [ Middle English ensuren , probably for assuren , by a change of prefix. See 1st In- , and Sure , and confer Assure , Ensure .] [ Written also ensure .]


1. To make sure or secure; as, to insure safety to any one.

2. Specifically, to secure against a loss by a contingent event, on certain stipulated conditions, or at a given rate or premium; to give or to take an insurance on or for; as, a merchant insures his ship or its cargo, or both, against the dangers of the sea; goods and buildings are insured against fire or water; persons are insured against sickness, accident, or death; and sometimes hazardous debts are insured .

Insure intransitive verb To underwrite; to make insurance; as, a company insures at three per cent.

Insurer noun One who, or that which, insures; the person or company that contracts to indemnify losses for a premium; an underwriter.

Insurgence, Insurgency noun A state of insurrection; an uprising; an insurrection.

A moral insurgence in the minds of grave men against the Court of Rome.
G. Eliot.

Insurgent adjective [ Latin insurgens , present participle of insurgere to rise up; prefix in- in + surgere to rise. See Surge .] Rising in opposition to civil or political authority, or against an established government; insubordinate; rebellious. "The insurgent provinces." Motley.

Insurgent noun [ Confer French insurgent .] A person who rises in revolt against civil authority or an established government; one who openly and actively resists the execution of laws; a rebel.

Syn. -- See Rebel .

Insurmountability noun The state or quality of being insurmountable.

Insurmountable adjective [ Prefix in- not + surmountable : confer French insurmountable .] Incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome; insuperable; as, insurmountable difficulty or obstacle. Locke.

Hope thinks nothing difficult; despair tells us that difficulty is insurmountable .
I. Watts.

Syn. -- Insuperable; impassable; invincible.

Insurmountableness noun The state or quality of being insurmountable; insurmountability.

Insurmountably adverb In a manner or to a degree not to be overcome.

Insurrection noun [ Latin insurrectio , from insurgere , insurrectum : confer French insurrection . See Insurgent .]


1. A rising against civil or political authority, or the established government; open and active opposition to the execution of law in a city or state.

It is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein.
Ezra iv. 19.

2. A rising in mass to oppose an enemy. [ Obsolete]

Syn. -- Insurrection , Sedition , Revolt , Rebellion , Mutiny . Sedition is the raising of commotion in a state, as by conspiracy, without aiming at open violence against the laws. Insurrection is a rising of individuals to prevent the execution of law by force of arms. Revolt is a casting off the authority of a government, with a view to put it down by force, or to substitute one ruler for another. Rebellion is an extended insurrection and revolt. Mutiny is an insurrection on a small scale, as a mutiny of a regiment, or of a ship's crew.

I say again,
In soothing them, we nourish 'gainst our senate
The cockle of rebellion, insolence, sedition .
Shak.

Insurrections of base people are commonly more furious in their beginnings.
Bacon.

He was greatly strengthened, and the enemy as much enfeebled, by daily revolts .
Sir W. Raleigh.

Though of their names in heavenly records now
Be no memorial, blotted out and razed
By their rebellion from the books of life.
Milton.

Insurrectional adjective [ Confer French insurrectionnel .] Pertaining to insurrection; consisting in insurrection.

Insurrectionary adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by, insurrection; rebellious; seditious.

Their murderous insurrectionary system.
Burke.

Insurrectionist noun One who favors, or takes part in, insurrection; an insurgent.

Insusceptibility noun Want of susceptibility, or of capacity to feel or perceive.

Insusceptible adjective [ Prefix in- not + susceptible : confer French insusceptible .] Not susceptible; not capable of being moved, affected, or impressed; that can not feel, receive, or admit; as, a limb insusceptible of pain; a heart insusceptible of pity; a mind insusceptible to flattery. -- In`sus*cep`ti*bly adverb

Insusceptive adjective Not susceptive or susceptible. [ R.] Rambler.

Insusurration noun [ Latin insusurratio , from insusurrare to whisper into.] The act of whispering into something. [ Obsolete] Johnson.

Inswathe transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Inswathed ; present participle & verbal noun Inswating .] To wrap up; to infold; to swathe.

Inswathed sometimes in wandering mist.
Tennyson.

Inswept adjective Narrowed at the forward end; -- said of an automobile frame when the side members are closer together at the forward end than at the rear.

Intact adjective [ Latin intactus ; prefix in- not + tactus , past participle of tangere to touch: confer French intact . See In- not, and Tact , Tangent .] Untouched, especially by anything that harms, defiles, or the like; uninjured; undefiled; left complete or entire. Buckle.

When all external differences have passed away, one element remains intact , unchanged, -- the everlasting basis of our common nature, the human soul.
F. W. Robertson.

Intactible, Intactable adjective Not perceptible to the touch.

Intagliated adjective [ Italian intagliato , past participle of intagliare . See Intaglio .] Engraved in intaglio; as, an intagliated stone. T. Warton.

Intaglio noun ; plural English Intaglius , Italian Intagli . [ Italian , from intagliare to engrave, carve; prefix in- in + tagliare to cut, carve. See Detail .] A cutting or engraving; a figure cut into something, as a gem, so as to make a design depressed below the surface of the material; hence, anything so carved or impressed, as a gem, matrix, etc.; -- opposed to cameo . Also used adjectively.

Intail transitive verb See Entail , transitive verb

Intake noun
1. The place where water or air is taken into a pipe or conduit; -- opposed to outlet .

2. the beginning of a contraction or narrowing in a tube or cylinder.

3. The quantity taken in; as, the intake of air.

Intaminated adjective [ Latin intaminatus . See Contaminate .] Uncontaminated. [ Obsolete] Wood.

Intangibility noun ; plural Intangibilities . [ Confer French intangibilité .] The quality or state of being intangible; intangibleness.

Intangible adjective [ Prefix in- not + tangible : confer French intangible .] Not tangible; incapable of being touched; not perceptible to the touch; impalpable; imperceptible. Bp. Wilkins.

A corporation is an artificial, invisible, intangible being.
Marshall.

-- In*tan"gi*ble*ness , noun -- In*tan"gi*bly , adverb

Intangle transitive verb See Entangle .

Intastable adjective Incapable of being tasted; tasteless; unsavory. [ R.] Grew.

Integer noun [ Latin integer untouched, whole, entire. See Entire .] A complete entity; a whole number, in contradistinction to a fraction or a mixed number.

Complex integer (Theory of Numbers) , an expression of the form a + b√-1 , where a and b are real integers.

Integrability noun (Math.) The quality of being integrable.

Integrable adjective (Math.) Capable of being integrated.