Intolerating In·tol"er·a`ting adjective Intolerant. [ R.]
Intoleration In·tol`er·a"tion noun Intolerance; want of toleration; refusal to tolerate a difference of opinion.
Intomb In·tomb" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intombed ; present participle & verbal noun Intombing .] To place in a tomb; to bury; to entomb. See Entomb .
Intombment In·tomb"ment noun See Entombment .
Intonate In"to·nate intransitive verb [ Latin intonatus , past participle of intonare to thunder, resound.] To thunder. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Intonate In"to·nate intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intonated ; present participle & verbal noun Intonating .] [ See Intone .] 1. (Mus.) To sound the tones of the musical scale; to practice the sol-fa. 2. To modulate the voice in a musical, sonorous, and measured manner, as in reading the liturgy; to intone.
Intonate In"to·nate transitive verb To utter in a musical or sonorous manner; to chant; as, to intonate the liturgy.
Intonation In`to·na"tion noun [ See 1st Intonate .] A thundering; thunder. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Intonation In`to·na"tion noun [ Confer French intonation . See Intone .] (Mus.) (a) The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale. (b) Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her intonation was false. (c) Reciting in a musical prolonged tone; intonating, or singing of the opening phrase of a plain-chant, psalm, or canticle by a single voice, as of a priest. See Intone , transitive verb
Intone In·tone" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intoned ; present participle & verbal noun Intoning .] [ Late Latin intonare , intonatum ; prefix in- in + Latin tonus tone. See Tone and confer Entune , Intonate .] To utter with a musical or prolonged note or tone; to chant; as, to intone the church service.
Intone In·tone" intransitive verb To utter a prolonged tone or a deep, protracted sound; to speak or recite in a measured, sonorous manner; to intonate. Pope.
Intorsion In·tor"sion noun [ Latin intortio a curling, crisping: confer French intorsion . See Intort , and confer Intortion .] 1. A winding, bending, or twisting. 2. (Botany) The bending or twining of any part of a plant toward one side or the other, or in any direction from the vertical.
Intort In·tort" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intorted ; present participle & verbal noun Intorting .] [ Latin intortus , past participle of intoquere to twist; prefix in- in + torquere to twist.] To twist in and out; to twine; to wreathe; to wind; to wring. Pope.
Intortion In·tor"tion noun See Intorsion .
Intoxicant In·tox"i·cant noun That which intoxicates; an intoxicating agent; as, alcohol, opium, and laughing gas are intoxicants .
Intoxicate In·tox"i·cate adjective
[ Late Latin intoxicatus
, past participle of intoxicare
to drug or poison; prefix in-
in + Latin toxicum
a poison in which arrows were dipped, Greek ..., from ... pertaining to a bow. See Toxic
.] 1. Intoxicated. 2. Overexcited, as with joy or grief.
Alas, good mother, be not intoxicate for me; Chapman.
I am well enough.
Intoxicate In·tox"i·cate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Intoxicated
; present participle & verbal noun Intoxicating
.] 1. To poison; to drug. South. 2. To make drunk; to inebriate; to excite or to stupefy by strong drink or by a narcotic substance.
With new wine inoxicated both. Milton. 3. To excite to a transport of enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness; to elate unduly or excessively.
Intoxicated with the sound of those very bells. G. Eliot.
They are not intoxicated by military success. Jowett (Thuc. ).
Intoxicatedness In·tox"i·ca`ted·ness noun The state of being intoxicated; intoxication; drunkenness. [ R.]
Intoxicating In·tox"i·ca`ting adjective Producing intoxication; fitted to intoxicate; as, intoxicating liquors.
Intoxication In·tox`i·ca"tion noun 1. (Medicine) A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance. 2. The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation; ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making drunk. 2. A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.
That secret intoxication of pleasure. Spectator. Syn.
-- Drunkenness; inebriation; inebriety; ebriety; infatuation; delirium. See Drunkenness
Intra- In"tra- [ Latin intra , preposition , within, on the inside; akin to inter . See Inter- .] A prefix signifying in , within , interior ; as, intra ocular, within the eyeball; intra marginal.
Intraaxillary In`tra·ax"il·la·ry adjective (Botany) Situated below the point where a leaf joins the stem.
Intracellular In`tra·cel"lu·lar adjective (Biol.) Within a cell; as, the intracellular movements seen in the pigment cells, the salivary cells, and in the protoplasm of some vegetable cells.
Intracolic In`tra·col"ic adjective (Anat.) Within the colon; as, the intracolic valve.
Intracranial In`tra·cra"ni·al adjective Within the cranium or skull. Sir W. Hamilton.
Intractability In·tract`a·bil"i·ty noun The quality of being intractable; intractableness. Bp. Hurd.
Intractable In·tract"a·ble adjective [ Latin intractabilis : confer French intraitable , formerly also intractable . See In- not, and Tractable .] Not tractable; not easily governed, managed, or directed; indisposed to be taught, disciplined, or tamed; violent; stubborn; obstinate; refractory; as, an intractable child. Syn. -- Stubborn; perverse; obstinate; refractory; cross; unmanageable; unruly; headstrong; violent; ungovernable; unteachable. -- In*tract"a*ble*ness , noun -- In*tract"a*bly , adverb
Intractile In·tract"ile adjective Not tractile; incapable of being drawn out or extended. Bacon.
Intrados In·tra"dos noun [ French, from Latin intra within + French dos the back, Latin dorsum . Confer Extrados .] (Architecture) The interior curve of an arch; esp., the inner or lower curved face of the whole body of voussoirs taken together. See Extrados .
Intrafoliaceous In`tra·fo`li·a"ceous adjective (Botany) Growing immediately above, or in front of, a leaf; as, intrafoliaceous stipules.
Intrafusion In`tra·fu"sion noun [ Prefix intra- + Latin fundere , fusum , to pour.] The act of pouring into a vessel; specif. (Medicine) , the operation of introducing a substance into a blood vessel; as, intrafusion of blood.
Intralobular In`tra·lob"u·lar adjective (Anat.) Within lobules; as, the intralobular branches of the hepatic veins.
Intramarginal In`tra·mar"gin·al adjective Situated within the margin. Loudon.
Intramercurial In`tra·mer·cu"ri·al adjective (Astron.) Between the planet Mercury and the sun; -- as, the hypothetical Vulcan is intramercurial .
Intramolecular In`tra·mo·lec"u·lar adjective (Chem. & Physics) Between molecules; situated, or acting, between the molecules of bodies.
Intramundane In`tra·mun"dane adjective Being within the material world; -- opposed to extramundane .
Intramural In`tra·mu"ral adjective 1. Being within the walls, as of a city. 2. (Anat. & Med.) Being within the substance of the walls of an organ; as, intramural pregnancy.
Intranquillity In`tran·quil"li·ty noun Unquietness; restlessness. Sir W. Temple.
Intranscalent In`trans·ca"lent adjective Impervious to heat; adiathermic.
Intransgressible In`trans·gress"i·ble adjective [ Latin intragressibilis that can not be crossed. See In- not, and Transgress .] Incapable of being transgressed; not to be passed over or crossed. Holland.
Intransient In·tran"sient adjective Not transient; remaining; permanent. Killingbeck.
Intransigent In·trans"i·gent adjective [ French intransigeant (cf. Spanish intransigente ); prefix in- not + Latin transigere to come to an agreement; trans across + agere to lead, act.] Refusing compromise; uncompromising; irreconcilable. Lond. Sat. Rev.
Intransigentes In`trans"i·gen·tes noun plural [ Spanish ] (Spanish Politics) The extreme radicals; the party of the irreconcilables.
Intransitive In·tran"si·tive adjective
[ Latin intransitivus
: confer French intransitif
. See In-
not, and Transitive
.] 1. Not passing farther; kept; detained.
And then it is for the image's sake and so far is intransitive ; but whatever is paid more to the image is transitive and passes further. Jer. Taylor. 2. (Gram.) Not transitive; not passing over to an object; expressing an action or state that is limited to the agent or subject, or, in other words, an action which does not require an object to complete the sense; as, an intransitive verb, e. g. , the bird flies ; the dog runs .
verbs have no passive form. Some verbs which appear at first sight to be intransitive
are in reality, or were originally, transitive
verbs with a reflexive or other object omitted; as, he keeps
( i. e.
, himself) aloof from danger. Intransitive
verbs may take a noun of kindred signification for a cognate object; as, he died
of a hero; he dreamed
. Some intransitive
verbs, by the addition of a preposition, become transitive
, and so admit of a passive voice; as, the man laughed at
; he was laughed at
by the man.
Intransitively In·tran"si·tive·ly adverb (Gram.) Without an object following; in the manner of an intransitive verb.
Intransmissible In`trans·mis"si·ble adjective Not capable of being transmitted.
Intransmutability In`trans·mu`ta·bil"i·ty noun The quality of being intransmutable.
Intransmutable In`trans·mut"a·ble adjective Not capable of being transmuted or changed into another substance.
Intrant In"trant adjective [ Latin intrans , present participle of intrare to enter. See Enter .] Entering; penetrating.
Intrant In"trant noun One who enters; especially, a person entering upon some office or station. Hume.