Intermesenteric In`ter·mes`en·ter"ic adjective (Anat.) Within the mesentery; as, the intermesenteric , or aortic, plexus.
Intermetacarpal In`ter·me`ta·car"pal adjective (Anat.) Between the metacarpal bones.
Intermetatarsal In`ter·me`ta·tar"sal adjective (Anat.) Between the metatarsal bones.
Intermezzo In`ter·mez"zo noun [ Italian See Intermede .] (Mus.) An interlude; an intermede. See Intermede .
Intermicate In`ter·mi"cate intransitive verb [ Latin intermicare ; inter- between + micare to glitter.] To flash or shine between or among. [ R.] Blount.
Intermication In`ter·mi·ca"tion noun A shining between or among. [ R.] Smart.
Intermigration In`ter·mi·gra"tion noun Reciprocal migration; interchange of dwelling place by migration. [ R.] Sir M. Hale.
Interminable In·ter"mi·na·ble adjective
[ Latin interminabilis
: confer French interminable
. See Terminate
.] Without termination; admitting no limit; boundless; endless; wearisomely protracted; as, interminable space or duration; interminable sufferings.
That wild interminable waste of waves. Grainger. Syn.
-- Boundless; endless; limitless; illimitable; immeasurable; infinite; unbounded; unlimited.
Interminableness In·ter"mi·na·ble·ness noun The state of being endless.
Interminably In·ter"mi·na·bly adverb Without end or limit.
Interminate In·ter"mi·nate adjective [ Latin interminatus ; in- not + terminatus , past participle of terminate.] Endless; as, interminate sleep. Chapman.
Interminate In·ter"mi·nate transitive verb [ Latin interminatus , past participle of interminari ; inter between + minari to threaten.] To menace; to threaten. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Interminated In·ter"mi·na`ted adjective Interminable; interminate; endless; unending. [ Obsolete] Akenside.
Intermination In·ter`mi·na"tion noun [ Latin interminatio .] A menace or threat. [ Obsolete] Jer. Taylor.
Intermine In`ter·mine" transitive verb To intersect or penetrate with mines. [ Obsolete] Drayton.
Intermingle In`ter·min"gle transitive verb To mingle or mix together; to intermix. Hooker.
Intermingle In`ter·min"gle intransitive verb To be mixed or incorporated.
Party and faction will intermingle . Swift.
Intermise In"ter·mise noun [ Confer French entremise . See Intermission .] Interference; interposition. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Intermission In`ter·mis"sion noun
[ Latin intermissio
: confer French intermission
. See Intermit
.] 1. The act or the state of intermitting; the state of being neglected or disused; disuse; discontinuance. B. Jonson. 2. Cessation for a time; an intervening period of time; an interval; a temporary pause; as, to labor without intermission ; an intermission of ten minutes.
Rest or intermission none I find. Milton. 3. (Medicine) The temporary cessation or subsidence of a fever; the space of time between the paroxysms of a disease. Intermission is an entire cessation, as distinguished from remission , or abatement of fever. 4. Intervention; interposition.
[ Obsolete] Heylin. Syn.
-- Cessation; interruption; interval; pause; stop; rest; suspension. See Cessation
Intermissive In`ter·mis"sive adjective Having temporary cessations; not continual; intermittent. " Intermissive miseries." Shak. " Intermissive wars." Howell.
Intermit In`ter·mit" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Intermitted
; present participle & verbal noun Intermitting
.] [ Latin intermittere
between + mittere
, to send: confer Middle English entremeten
to busy (one's self) with, French s'entremettre
. See Missile
.] To cause to cease for a time, or at intervals; to interrupt; to suspend.
Pray to the gods to intermit the plague. Shak.
Intermit In`ter·mit" intransitive verb To cease for a time or at intervals; to moderate; to be intermittent, as a fever. Pope.
Intermittence In`ter·mit"tence noun [ Confer French intermittence .] Act or state of intermitting; intermission. Tyndall.
Intermittent In`ter·mit"tent adjective [ Latin intermittens , -entis , present participle of intermittere : confer French intermittent .] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. Intermittent fever (Medicine) , a disease with fever which recurs at certain intervals; -- applied particularly to fever and ague. See Fever . -- Intermittent gearing (Machinery) , gearing which receives, or produces, intermittent motion. -- Intermittent springs , springs which flow at intervals, not apparently dependent upon rain or drought. They probably owe their intermittent action to their being connected with natural reservoirs in hills or mountains by passages having the form of a siphon, the water beginning to flow when it has accumulated so as to fill the upper part of the siphon, and ceasing when, by running through it, it has fallen below the orifice of the upper part of the siphon in the reservoir.
Intermittent In`ter·mit"tent noun (Medicine) An intermittent fever or disease. Dunglison.
Intermittently In`ter·mit"tent·ly adverb With intermissions; in an intermittent manner; intermittingly.
Intermittingly In`ter·mit"ting·ly adverb With intermissions; at intervals. W. Montagu.
Intermix In`ter·mix" transitive verb To mix together; to intermingle.
In yonder spring of roses, intermixed Milton.
With myrtle, find what to redress till noon.
Intermix In`ter·mix" intransitive verb To be mixed together; to be intermingled.
Intermixedly In`ter·mix"ed·ly adverb In a mixed manner.
Intermixture In`ter·mix"ture noun 1. A mass formed by mixture; a mass of ingredients mixed. Boyle. 2. Admixture; an additional ingredient.
In this height of impiety there wanted not an intermixture of levity and folly. Bacon.
Intermobility In`ter·mo·bil"i·ty noun Capacity of things to move among each other; as, the intermobility of fluid particles.
Intermodillion In`ter·mo·dil"lion noun (Architecture) The space between two modillions.
Intermontane In`ter·mon"tane adjective [ Prefix inter- + Latin montanus belonging to a mountain, from mons , montis , mountain.] Between mountains; as, intermontane soil.
Intermundane In`ter·mun"dane adjective Being, between worlds or orbs. [ R.] " Intermundane spaces." Locke.
Intermundian In`ter·mun"di·an adjective Intermundane. [ Obsolete]
Intermural In`ter·mu"ral adjective Lying between walls; inclosed by walls.
Intermure In`ter·mure" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intermured ; present participle & verbal noun Intermuring .] [ Prefix inter- + Latin murus wall.] To wall in; to inclose. [ Obsolete] Ford.
Intermuscular In`ter·mus"cu·lar adjective (Anat.) Between muscles; as, intermuscular septa.
Intermutation In`ter·mu·ta"tion noun Interchange; mutual or reciprocal change.
Intermutual In`ter·mu"tu·al adjective Mutual. [ Obsolete] Daniel. -- In`ter*mu"tu*al*ly , adverb [ Obsolete]
Intern In·tern" adjective [ Latin internus : confer French interne . See Internal .] Internal. [ Obsolete] Howell.
Intern In·tern" transitive verb [ French interne . See Intern , adjective ] To put for safe keeping in the interior of a place or country; to confine to one locality; as, to intern troops which have fled for refuge to a neutral country.
Internal In·tern"al adjective
[ Latin internus
; akin to interior
. See Interior
.] 1. Inward; interior; being within any limit or surface; inclosed; -- opposed to external ; as, the internal parts of a body, or of the earth. 2. Derived from, or dependent on, the thing itself; inherent; as, the internal evidence of the divine origin of the Scriptures. 3. Pertaining to its own affairs or interests; especially, (said of a country) domestic, as opposed to foreign ; as, internal trade; internal troubles or war. 4. Pertaining to the inner being or the heart; spiritual.
With our Savior, internal purity is everything. Paley. 5. Intrinsic; inherent; real.
The internal rectitude of our actions in the sight of God. Rogers. 6. (Anat.) Lying toward the mesial plane; mesial. Internal angle (Geom.)
, an interior angle. See under Interior .
-- Internal gear (Machinery)
, a gear in which the teeth project inward from the rim instead of outward. Syn.
-- Inner; interior; inward; inland; inside.
Internal-combustion In·ter"nal-com·bus"tion adjective (Machinery) Designating, or pertaining to, any engine (called an Internal-combustion engine ) in which the heat or pressure energy necessary to produce motion is developed in the engine cylinder, as by the explosion of a gas, and not in a separate chamber, as in a steam-engine boiler. The gas used may be a fixed gas, or one derived from alcohol, ether, gasoline (petrol), naphtha, oil (petroleum), etc. There are three main classes: (1) gas engines proper, using fixed gases, as coal, blast-furnace, or producer gas; (2) engines using the vapor of a volatile fluid, as the typical gasoline (petrol) engine ; (3) oil engines , using either an atomized spray or the vapor (produced by heat) of a comparatively heavy oil, as petroleum or kerosene. In all of these the gas is mixed with a definite amount of air, the charge is composed in the cylinder and is then exploded either by a flame of gas ( flame ignition -- now little used), by a hot tube ( tube ignition ) or the like, by an electric spark ( electric ignition , the usual method is gasoline engines, or by the heat of compression, as in the Diesel engine. Gas and oil engines are chiefly of the stationary type. Gasoline engines are largely used for automobile vehicles, boats, etc. Most internal- combustion engines use the Otto (four-stroke) cycle, though many use the two-stroke cycle. They are almost universally trunk engines and single-acting. Because of the intense heat produced by the frequent explosions, the cylinders must be cooled by a water jacket ( water-cooled ) or by air currents ( air cooled ) to give the maximum thermodynamic efficiency and to avoid excessive friction or seizing.
Internality In`ter·nal"i·ty noun The state of being internal or within; interiority.
Internally In·ter"nal·ly adverb 1. Inwardly; within the enveloping surface, or the boundary of a thing; within the body; beneath the surface. 2. Hence: Mentally; spiritually. Jer. Taylor.
Internasal In`ter·na"sal adjective (Anat.) Between the nasal cavities; as, the internasal cartilage.
International In`ter·na"tion·al adjective [ Prefix inter- + national : confer French international .] 1. Between or among nations; pertaining to the intercourse of nations; participated in by two or more nations; common to, or affecting, two or more nations. 2. Of or concerning the association called the International. International code (Nautical) , a common system of signaling adopted by nearly all maritime nations, whereby communication may be had between vessels at sea. -- International copyright . See under Copyright . -- International law , the rules regulating the mutual intercourse of nations. International law is mainly the product of the conditions from time to time of international intercourse, being drawn from diplomatic discussion, textbooks, proof of usage, and from recitals in treaties. It is called public when treating of the relations of sovereign powers, and private when of the relations of persons of different nationalities. International law is now, by the better opinion, part of the common law of the land. Confer Conflict of laws , under Conflict . Wharton.
International In`ter·na"tion·al noun [ Confer French internationale .] 1. The International; an abbreviated from of the title of the International Workingmen's Association, the name of an association, formed in London in 1864, which has for object the promotion of the interests of the industrial classes of all nations. 2. A member of the International Association.