Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Intolerating adjective Intolerant. [ R.]

Intoleration noun Intolerance; want of toleration; refusal to tolerate a difference of opinion.

Intomb transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intombed ; present participle & verbal noun Intombing .] To place in a tomb; to bury; to entomb. See Entomb .

Intombment noun See Entombment .

Intonate intransitive verb [ Latin intonatus , past participle of intonare to thunder, resound.] To thunder. [ Obsolete] Bailey.

Intonate 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 transitive verb To utter in a musical or sonorous manner; to chant; as, to intonate the liturgy.

Intonation noun [ See 1st Intonate .] A thundering; thunder. [ Obsolete] Bailey.

Intonation 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 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 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 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 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 noun See Intorsion .

Intoxicant noun That which intoxicates; an intoxicating agent; as, alcohol, opium, and laughing gas are intoxicants .

Intoxicate 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;
I am well enough.
Chapman.

Intoxicate 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 noun The state of being intoxicated; intoxication; drunkenness. [ R.]

Intoxicating adjective Producing intoxication; fitted to intoxicate; as, intoxicating liquors.

Intoxication 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- [ 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 adjective (Botany) Situated below the point where a leaf joins the stem.

Intracellular 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 adjective (Anat.) Within the colon; as, the intracolic valve.

Intracranial adjective Within the cranium or skull. Sir W. Hamilton.

Intractability noun The quality of being intractable; intractableness. Bp. Hurd.

Intractable 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 adjective Not tractile; incapable of being drawn out or extended. Bacon.

Intrados 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 adjective (Botany) Growing immediately above, or in front of, a leaf; as, intrafoliaceous stipules.

Intrafusion 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 adjective (Anat.) Within lobules; as, the intralobular branches of the hepatic veins.

Intramarginal adjective Situated within the margin. Loudon.

Intramercurial adjective (Astron.) Between the planet Mercury and the sun; -- as, the hypothetical Vulcan is intramercurial .

Intramolecular adjective (Chem. & Physics) Between molecules; situated, or acting, between the molecules of bodies.

Intramundane adjective Being within the material world; -- opposed to extramundane .

Intramural 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 noun Unquietness; restlessness. Sir W. Temple.

Intranscalent adjective Impervious to heat; adiathermic.

Intransgressible 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 adjective Not transient; remaining; permanent. Killingbeck.

Intransigent 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 noun plural [ Spanish ] (Spanish Politics) The extreme radicals; the party of the irreconcilables.

Intransitive adjective [ Latin intransitivus : confer French intransitif . See In- not, and Transitive .]
1. Not passing farther; kept; detained. [ R.]

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 .

» Intransitive 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 the death of a hero; he dreamed a dream . 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 adverb (Gram.) Without an object following; in the manner of an intransitive verb.

Intransmissible adjective Not capable of being transmitted.

Intransmutability noun The quality of being intransmutable.

Intransmutable adjective Not capable of being transmuted or changed into another substance.

Intrant adjective [ Latin intrans , present participle of intrare to enter. See Enter .] Entering; penetrating.

Intrant noun One who enters; especially, a person entering upon some office or station. Hume.