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INEXPIABLE, in-eks'pi-a-bl, _adj._ not able to be expiated or atoned for, implacable.--_n._ INEX'PIABLENESS.--_adv._ INEX'PIABLY.

INEXPLICABLE, in-eks'pli-ka-bl, _adj._ that cannot be explained: unintelligible.--_ns._ INEXPLICABIL'ITY, INEX'PLICABLENESS.--_adv._ INEX'PLICABLY.

INEXPLICIT, in-eks-plis'it, _adj._ not clear.

INEXPLORABLE, in-eks-pl[=o]r'a-bl, _adj._ that cannot be explored or discovered.

INEXPLOSIVE, in-eks-pl[=o]'siv, _adj._ not explosive.

INEXPRESSIBLE, in-eks-pres'i-bl, _adj._ that cannot be expressed: unutterable: (_coll._ and supposed to be _humorous_) trousers.--_adv._ INEXPRESS'IBLY.--_adj._ INEXPRESS'IVE, not expressive or significant.--_n._ INEXPRESS'IVENESS.

INEXPUGNABLE, in-eks-pug'na-bl (or -p[=u]'-), _adj._ not to be overcome by force.--_adv._ INEXPUG'NABLY.

INEXTENDED, in-eks-tend'ed, _adj._ not extended, without extension.--_n._ INEXTENSIBIL'ITY.--_adj._ INEXTEN'SIBLE.--_n._ INEXTEN'SION.

INEXTINGUISHABLE, in-eks-ting'gwish-a-bl, _adj._ that cannot be extinguished, quenched, or destroyed.--_adv._ INEXTIN'GUISHABLY.

INEXTRICABLE, in-eks'tri-ka-bl, _adj._ not able to be extricated or disentangled.--_adv._ INEX'TRICABLY.

INFALL, in'fal, _n._ (_Carlyle_) an inroad.

INFALLIBLE, in-fal'i-bl, _adj._ incapable of error: trustworthy: certain.--_ns._ INFALL'IBILISM; INFALL'IBILIST; INFALLIBIL'ITY.--_adv._ INFALL'IBLY.--THE DOCTRINE OF INFALLIBILITY in the R.C. Church, since 1870, is that the Pope, when speaking _ex cathedra_, is kept from error in all that regards faith and morals.

INFAMOUS, in'fa-mus, _adj._ having a reputation of the worst kind: publicly branded with guilt: notoriously vile: disgraceful.--_vs.t._ INFAME', to defame; IN'FAMISE, INFAM'ONISE (_Shak._), to defame, to brand with infamy.--_adv._ IN'FAMOUSLY.--_n._ IN'FAMY, ill fame or repute: public disgrace: extreme vileness: (_law_) a stigma attaching to the character of a person so as to disqualify him from being a witness. [Fr.,--L. _in_, not, _fama_, fame.]

INFANT, in'fant, _n._ a babe: (_Eng. law_) a person under twenty-one years of age.--_adj._ belonging to infants or to infancy: tender: intended for infants.--_v.t._ (_obs._) to have as an infant: to give rise to.--_n._ IN'FANCY, the state or time of being an infant: childhood: the beginning of anything: (_Milt._) want of distinct utterance.--_adjs._ INFANTILE (in'fant-[=i]l, or -il), INFANTINE (in'fant-[=i]n, or -in), pertaining to infancy or to an infant. [L. _infans_, _-antis_--_in_, not, _fans_, _pr.p._ of _f[=a]ri_, to speak; Gr. _ph[=e]mi_.]

INFANTA, in-fan'ta, _n._ a title given to any one of the legitimate daughters of the kings of Spain and Portugal, except the heiress-apparent, or to any one married to an Infante.--_n._ INFANTE (in-fan't[=a]), a title given to any one of the legitimate sons of the kings of Spain and Portugal, except the heir-apparent. [Sp. from root of _infant_.]

INFANTICIDE, in-fant'i-s[=i]d, _n._ child murder; the murderer of an infant.--_adj._ INFANT'ICIDAL. [Fr.,--L. _infanticidium_--_infans_, an infant, _caed[)e]re_, to kill.]

INFANTRY, in'fant-ri, _n._ foot-soldiers. [Fr. _infanterie_--It.

_infanteria_--_infante_, _fante_, a child, a servant, a foot-soldier--L.

_infantem_, _infans_.]

INFATUATE, in-fat'[=u]-[=a]t, _v.t._ to make foolish: to affect with folly: to deprive of judgment: to inspire with foolish passion: to stupefy.--_adj._ infatuated or foolish.--_n._ INFATU[=A]'TION. [L.

_infatu[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_in_, in, _fatuus_, foolish.]

INFAUST, in-fawst', _adj._ unlucky: unfortunate. [L. _infaustus_--_in_, not, _faustus_, propitious.]

INFEASIBLE, in-f[=e]z'i-bl, _adj._ not feasible: that cannot be done or accomplished.--_n._ INFEASIBIL'ITY, the state of being infeasible or impracticable.

INFECT, in-fekt', _v.t._ to taint, especially with disease: to corrupt: to poison.--_adj._ (_Shak._) tainted.--_n._ INFEC'TION, act of infecting: that which infects or taints.--_adjs._ INFEC'TIOUS, INFECT'IVE, having the quality of infecting: corrupting: apt to spread.--_adv._ INFEC'TIOUSLY.--_n._ INFEC'TIOUSNESS. [Fr.,--L. _infic[)e]re_, _infectum_--_in_, into _fac[)e]re_, to make.]

INFECUNDITY, in-fe-kun'di-ti, _n._ want of fecundity or fertility: unfruitfulness.--_adj._ INFEC'UND.

INFEFTMENT, in-feft'ment, _n._ a Scotch law term, used to denote the symbolical giving possession of land, which was the completion of the title.--INFEFF'=ENFEOFF.

INFELICITOUS, in-fe-lis'i-tus, _adj._ not felicitous or happy: inappropriate, inapt.--_n._ INFELIC'ITY, want of felicity or happiness, misery, misfortune: unsuitableness: anything unsuitable or improper.

INFELONIOUS, in-fe-l[=o]'ni-us, _adj._ not felonious.

INFELT, in'felt, _adj._ felt deeply, heart-felt.

INFER, in-f[.e]r', _v.t._ to deduce, to derive, as a consequence: to prove or imply.--_v.i._ to conclude:--_pr.p._ infer'ring; _pa.p._ inferred'.--_adjs._ INFER'ABLE, INFER'RIBLE, that may be inferred or deduced.--_n._ IN'FERENCE, that which is inferred or deduced: the act of drawing a conclusion from premises, conclusion, consequence.--_adj._ INFEREN'TIAL, deducible or deduced by inference.--_adv._ INFEREN'TIALLY.

[Fr.,--L. _inferre_--_in_, into, _ferre_, to bring.]

INFERIae, in-f[=e]'ri-[=e], offerings to the manes of the dead. [L.]

INFERIOR, in-f[=e]'ri-ur, _adj._ lower in any respect: subordinate: secondary.--_n._ one lower in rank or station: one younger than another.--_n._ INFERIOR'ITY, the state of being inferior: a lower position in any respect.--_adv._ INF[=E]'RIORLY, in an inferior manner. [L.

_inferior_, comp. of _inferus_, low.]

INFERNAL, in-f[.e]r'nal, _adj._ belonging to the lower regions: resembling or suitable to hell, devilish: outrageous.--_n._ INFERNAL'ITY.--_adv._ INFER'NALLY.--_n._ INFER'NO (_It._), hell, the title and the subject of one of the divisions of Dante's great poem, _La Divina Commedia_.--INFERNAL MACHINE, a contrivance made to resemble some ordinary harmless object, but charged with a dangerous explosive. [Fr.,--L. _infernus_--_inferus_.]

INFERTILE, in-f[.e]r-til, _adj._ not productive: barren.--_n._ INFERTIL'ITY.

INFEST, in-fest', _v.t._ to disturb: to harass.--_adj._ (_Spens._) hostile: troublesome.--_n._ INFEST[=A]'TION (_Milt._), molestation. [Fr.,--L.

_infest[=a]re_, from _infestus_, hostile, from _in_ and an old verb _fendere_, to strike, found in _of-fend[)e]re_, _de-fend[)e]re_.]

INFEUDATION, in-f[=u]-d[=a]'shun, _n._ the putting of an estate in fee: the granting of tithes to laymen.

INFIBULATE, in-fib'[=u]-l[=a]t, _v.t._ to clasp with a padlock.--_n._ INFIBUL[=A]'TION, act of confining, esp. the sexual organs.

INFIDEL, in'fi-del, _adj._ unbelieving: sceptical: disbelieving Christianity.--_n._ one who rejects Christianity as a divine revelation, but the word is not used of heathens.--_n._ INFIDEL'ITY, want of faith or belief: disbelief in Christianity: unfaithfulness, esp. to the marriage contract: treachery. [Fr.,--L. _infidelis_--_in_, not, _fidelis_, faithful--_fides_, faith.]

INFIELD, in'f[=e]ld, _n._ in base-ball, the space enclosed within the base-lines: (_Scot._) land under tillage:--opp. to _Outfield_.--_v.t._ to enclose.

INFIGHTING, in'f[=i]t-ing, _n._ boxing at close quarters when blows from the shoulder cannot be given.

INFILTRATE, in-fil'tr[=a]t, _v.t._ to enter a substance by filtration, or through its pores.--_v.t._ INFIL'TER, to filter or sift in.--_n._ INFILTR[=A]'TION, the process of infiltrating, or the substance infiltrated.

INFINITE, in'fin-it, _adj._ without end or limit: without bounds: (_math._) either greater or smaller than any quantity that can be assigned.--_n._ that which is not only without determinate bounds, but which cannot possibly admit of bound or limit: the Absolute, the Infinite Being or God.--_adjs._ INFIN'ITANT, denoting merely negative attribution; INFIN'ITARY, pertaining to infinity.--_v.t._ INFIN'IT[=A]TE, to make infinite.--_adv._ IN'FINITELY.--_n._ IN'FINITENESS, the state of being infinite: immensity.--_adj._ INFINITES'IMAL, infinitely small.--_n._ an infinitely small quantity.--_adv._ INFINITES'IMALLY.--_adj._ INFINI'TO (_mus._), perpetual.--_ns._ INFIN'IT[=U]DE, INFIN'ITY, boundlessness: immensity: countless or indefinite number.

INFINITIVE, in-fin'it-iv, _adj._ (_lit._) unlimited, unrestricted: (_gram._) the mood of the verb which expresses the idea without person or number.--_adj._ INFINIT[=I]'VAL.--_adv._ INFIN'ITIVELY. [Fr.,--L.


INFIRM, in-f[.e]rm', _adj._ feeble: sickly: weak: not solid: irresolute: imbecile.--_ns._ INFIRM[=A]'RIAN, an officer in a monastery having charge of the quarters for the sick; INFIRM'ARY, a hospital or place for the treatment of the sick; INFIRM'ITY, disease: failing: defect: imbecility.--_adv._ INFIRM'LY. [O. Fr.,--L. _infirmus_--_in_, not, _firmus_, strong.]

INFIX, in-fiks', _v.t._ to fix in: to drive or fasten in: to set in by piercing. [O. Fr.,--L. _infixus_--_in_, in, _fig[)e]re_, _fixum_, to fix.]

INFLAME, in-fl[=a]m', _v.t._ to cause to flame: to cause to burn: to excite: to increase: to exasperate.--_v.i._ to become hot, painful, or angry.--_ns._ INFLAMMABIL'ITY, INFLAM'MABLENESS, the quality of being inflammable.--_adj._ INFLAM'MABLE, that may be burned: combustible: easily kindled or excited.--_adv._ INFLAM'MABLY.--_n._ INFLAMM[=A]'TION, state of being in flame: heat of a part of the body, with pain, redness, and swelling: violent excitement: heat.--_adj._ INFLAM'MATORY, tending to inflame: inflaming: exciting. [O. Fr.,--L. _inflamm[=a]re_--_in_, into, _flamma_, a flame.]

INFLATE, in-fl[=a]t', _v.t._ to swell with air: to puff up, elate.--_adj._ INFLAT'ED, swollen or blown out: turgid.--_adv._ INFLAT'INGLY.--_ns._ INFL[=A]'TION, state of being puffed up; INFL[=A]'TUS, a breathing into: inspiration. [L. _infl[=a]re_, -_[=a]tum_--_in_, into, _fl[=a]re_, to blow.]

INFLECT, in-flekt', _v.t._ to bend in: to turn from a direct line or course: to modulate, as the voice: (_gram._) to vary in the terminations.--_ns._ INFLEC'TION, INFLEX'ION, a bending or deviation: modulation of the voice: (_gram._) the varying in termination to express the relations of case, number, gender, person, tense, &c.--_adjs._ INFLEC'TIONAL, INFLEX'IONAL; INFLEC'TIONLESS, INFLEX'IONLESS; INFLECT'IVE, subject to inflection; INFLEXED', bent inward: bent: turned.--_ns._ INFLEXIBIL'ITY, INFLEX'IBLENESS.--_adj._ INFLEX'IBLE, that cannot be bent: unyielding: unbending.--_adv._ INFLEX'IBLY.--_n._ INFLEX'URE, a bend or fold. [L. _inflect[)e]re_--_in_, in, _flect[)e]re_, _flexum_, to bend.]

INFLICT, in-flikt', _v.t._ to lay on: to impose, as punishment.--_n._ INFLIC'TION, act of inflicting or imposing: punishment applied.--_adj._ INFLICT'IVE, tending or able to inflict. [L. _inflictus_, _inflig[)e]re_--_in_, against, _flig[)e]re_, to strike.]

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