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INFLORESCENCE, in-flor-es'ens, _n._ character or mode of flowering of a plant. [Fr.,--L. _inflorescens_--_infloresc[)e]re_, to begin to blossom.]

INFLOW, in'fl[=o], _n._ the act of flowing in or into, influx.

INFLUENCE, in'fl[=oo]-ens, _n._ power exerted on men or things: power in operation: authority.--_v.t._ to affect: to move: to direct.--_adj._ INFLUEN'TIAL, having or exerting influence or power over.--_adv._ INFLUEN'TIALLY. [Orig. a term in astrology, the power or virtue supposed to flow from planets upon men and things; O. Fr.,--Low L. _influentia_--L.

_in_, into, _flu[)e]re_, to flow.]

INFLUENT, in'fl[=oo]-ent, _adj._ flowing in.

INFLUENZA, in-fl[=oo]-en'za, _n._ a severe epidemic catarrh, accompanied with weakening fever. [It.,--L., a by-form of _influence_.]

INFLUX, in'fluks, _n._ a flowing in: infusion: abundant accession.--_n._ INFLUX'ION, infusion. [L. _influxus_--_influ[)e]re_.]


INFORM, in-form', _v.t._ to give form to: to animate or give life to: to impart knowledge to: to tell: (_Milt._) to direct.--_v.i._ (_Shak._) to take shape or form: to give information (with _against_ or _on_).--_adj._ INFORM'AL, not in proper form: irregular.--_n._ INFORMAL'ITY.--_adv._ INFORM'ALLY.--_ns._ INFORM'ANT, one who informs or gives intelligence; INFORM[=A]'TION, intelligence given: knowledge: an accusation given to a magistrate or court.--_adjs._ INFORM'ATIVE, having power to form: instructive; INFORM'ATORY, instructive; INFORMED' (_Spens._), unformed: (_astron._) of stars not included within the figures of any of the ancient constellations.--_n._ INFORM'ER, one who informs against another. [O.

Fr.,--L. _inform[=a]re_--_in_, into, _form[=a]re_, to form.]

INFORMIDABLE, in-for'mi-da-bl, _adj._ (_Milt._) not formidable.

INFORTUNE, in-for't[=u]n, _n._ misfortune.

INFRACOSTAL, in-fra-kos'tal, _adj._ situated beneath the ribs.

INFRACTION, in-frak'shun, _n._ violation, esp. of law: breach.--_v.t._ INFRACT', to break off.--_n._ INFRAC'TOR, one who infracts. [L.,--_in_, in, _frang[)e]re_, _fractum_, to break.]

INFRAGRANT, in-fr[=a]'grant, _adj._ not fragrant.

INFRAHUMAN, in-fra-h[=u]'man, _adj._ having qualities lower than human.

INFRALAPSARIANISM, in-fra-lap-s[=a]'ri-an-izm, _n._ (_theol._) the common Augustinian and Calvinist doctrine, that God for His own glory determined to create the world, to permit the fall of men, to elect from the mass of fallen men an innumerable multitude as 'vessels of mercy,' to send His Son for their redemption, to leave the residue of mankind to suffer the just punishment of their sins--distinct both from the _Supralapsarianism_ of the strictest Calvinists and the _Sublapsarianism_ held by moderate Calvinists.--_n._ INFRALAPS[=A]'RIAN, one who holds the foregoing. [L.

_infra_, below, after, _lapsus_, the fall.]

INFRAMAXILLARY, in-fra-mak'si-la-ri, _adj._ situated under the jaw: belonging to the lower jaw.

INFRAMUNDANE, in-fra-mun'd[=a]n, _adj._ lying or being beneath the world.

[L. _infra_, beneath, _mundus_, the world.]

INFRANGIBLE, in-fran'ji-bl, _adj._ that cannot be broken: not to be violated.--_ns._ INFRANGIBIL'ITY, INFRAN'GIBLENESS.

INFRAORBITAL, in-fra-or'bi-tal, _adj._ situated below the orbit of the eye.

INFRASCAPULAR, in-fra-skap'[=u]-lar, _adj._ situated below the scapula.

INFREQUENT, in-fr[=e]'kwent, _adj._ seldom occurring: rare: uncommon.--_ns._ INFR[=E]'QUENCE, INFR[=E]'QUENCY.--_adv._ INFR[=E]'QUENTLY.

INFRINGE, in-frinj', _v.t._ to violate, esp. law: to neglect to obey.--_n._ INFRINGE'MENT, breach: violation: non-fulfilment. [L.

_infring[)e]re_--_in_, in, _frang[)e]re_.]

INFRUCTUOUS, in-fruk't[=u]-us, _adj._ not fruitful.--_adv._ INFRUC'TUOUSLY.

INFULA, in'f[=u]-la, _n._ a white-and-red fillet or band of woollen stuff, worn upon the forehead, as a sign of religious consecration and of inviolability: a lappet in a mitre:--_pl._ IN'FULae ([=e]). [L.]

INFUMATION, in-f[=u]m-[=a]'shun, _n._ the act of drying in smoke.--_v.t._ IN'FUMATE. [L. _infum[=a]re_, -_[=a]tum_--_in_, in, _fum[=a]re_, to smoke--_fumus_, smoke.]

INFUNDIBULAR, in-fun-dib'[=u]-lar, _adj._ having the form of a funnel.--Also INFUNDIB'ULATE, INFUNDIB'ULIFORM. [L. _in_, in, _fund[)e]re_, to pour.]

INFURIATE, in-f[=u]'ri-[=a]t, _v.t._ to enrage: to madden.--_adj._ enraged: mad. [L. _in_, in, _furi[=a]re_, -_[=a]tum_, to madden--_fur[)e]re_, to rave.]

INFUSCATE, in-fus'k[=a]t, _adj._ clouded with brown.

INFUSE, in-f[=u]z', _v.t._ to pour into: to inspire with: to introduce: to steep in liquor without boiling: (_Shak._) to shed, pour.--_n._ (_Spens._) infusion.--_adj._ INFUS'IBLE.--_n._ INF[=U]'SION, the pouring of water over any substance, in order to extract its active qualities: a solution in water of an organic, esp. a vegetable, substance: the liquor so obtained: inspiration: instilling.--_adj._ INFUS'IVE, having the power of infusion, or of being infused. [L. _infund[)e]re_, _infusum_--_in_, into, _fund[)e]re_, _fusum_, to pour.]

INFUSIBLE, in-f[=u]z'i-bl, _adj._ that cannot be dissolved or melted.

INFUSORIA, in-f[=u]-s[=o]'ri-a, a name given to several classes of active Protozoa, some of which appear in great numbers in stagnant infusions of animal or vegetable material.--_adjs._ INFUS[=O]'RIAL, INF[=U]'SORY, composed of or containing infusoria.--_n._ and _adj._ INFUS[=O]'RIAN.--INFUSORIAL EARTH, a siliceous deposit formed chiefly of the frustates of Diatoms--used as _Tripoli powder_ for polishing purposes.


INGATE, in'g[=a]t, _n._ (_Spens._) a way in, entrance.

INGATHERING, in'ga_th_-[.e]r-ing, _n._ the collecting and securing of the fruits of the earth: harvest.--FEAST OF INGATHERING (see TABERNACLES, FEAST OF).

INGEMINATE, in-jem'in-[=a]t, _v.t._ to repeat.--_n._ INGEMIN[=A]'TION. [L.

_ingemin[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_in_, in, _geminus_, twin.]

INGENER, in-j[=e]'n[.e]r, _n._ (_Shak._) an ingenious person: a contriver: a designer.

INGENERATE, in-jen'[.e]r-[=a]t, _v.t._ to generate or produce within.--_adj._ inborn: innate.

INGENIOUS, in-j[=e]'ni-us, _adj._ of good natural abilities: skilful in inventing: witty.--_adv._ ING[=E]'NIOUSLY.--_ns._ ING[=E]'NIOUSNESS, INGEN[=U]'ITY, power of ready invention: facility in combining ideas: curiousness in design; ING[=E]'NIUM, bent of mind. [L.

_ingeniosus_--_ingenium_, mother-wit, from _in_, and _gen_, root of _gign[)e]re_, to beget.]

INGENUOUS, in-jen'[=u]-us, _adj._ frank: honourable: free from deception.--_adv._ INGEN'UOUSLY--_n._ INGEN'UOUSNESS. [L. _ingenuus_.]

INGEST, in-jest', _v.t._ to throw into the INGEST'A, substances introduced into an organic body.--_n._ INGEST'ION:--opp. to _Egestion_.

INGLE, ing'gl, _n._ (_Scot._) a fire: fireplace.--_ns._ ING'LE-CHEEK, ING'LESIDE (_Scot._), a fireside. [Gael. _aingeal_; but prob.

L.--_igniculus_, dim. of _ignis_, fire.]

INGLE, ing'gl, _n._ a familiar friend. [Origin obscure.]

INGLOBE, in-gl[=o]b', _v.t._ (_Milt._) to encircle: involve.--_adj._ INGLOB'[=A]TE, in the form of a globe or sphere.

INGLORIOUS, in-gl[=o]'ri-us, _adj._ not glorious: without honour: shameful.--_adv._ INGL[=O]'RIOUSLY.--_n._ INGL[=O]'RIOUSNESS.

INGLUVIES, in-gl[=oo]'vi-[=e]z, _n._ the crop or craw of birds.--_adj._ INGLU'VIAL. [L.]

INGOING, in'-g[=o]-ing, _n._ a going in: entrance.--_adj._ going in: entering as an occupant.

INGOT, in'got, _n._ a mass of unwrought metal, esp. gold or silver, cast in a mould. [A.S. _in_, in, and _goten_, pa.p. of _geotan_, to pour; Ger.

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