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INSANABLE, in-san'a-bl, _adj._ incurable.--_n._ INSAN'ABLENESS.--_adv._ INSAN'ABLY.

INSANE, in-s[=a]n', _adj._ not sane or of sound mind: crazy: mad: utterly unwise: senseless: causing insanity--(_Shak._) 'insane root,' prob. hemlock or henbane.--_adv._ INSANE'LY.--_ns._ INSANE'NESS, insanity: madness; INSA'NIE (_Shak._) insanity; INSAN'ITY, want of sanity: an alteration in all or any of the functions of the brain, unfitting a man for affairs, and rendering him dangerous to himself and others: madness.

INSANITARY, in-san'i-ta-ri, _adj._ not sanitary.--_n._ INSANIT[=A]'TION, want of proper sanitary arrangements.

INSATIABLE, in-s[=a]'shi-a-bl, INSATIATE, in-s[=a]'shi-[=a]t, _adj._ that cannot be satiated or satisfied.--_ns._ INS[=A]'TIABLENESS, INSATIABIL'ITY, INSAT[=I]'ETY.--_adv._ INS[=A]'TIABLY.

INSCIENT, in'shi-ent, _adj._ not knowing, ignorant: knowing. [Fr.,--L.

_in_, not, _sciens_, _sc[=i]re_, to know; in the sense of knowing, prefix _in-_ is intens.]

INSCRIBE, in-skr[=i]b', _v.t._ to write upon: to engrave, as on a monument: to put (a person's name) in a book, by way of compliment: to imprint deeply: (_geom._) to draw one figure within another.--_adj._ INSCR[=I]B'ABLE.--_ns._ INSCR[=I]B'ER; INSCRIP'TION, a writing upon: that which is inscribed: title: dedication of a book to a person: the name given to records inscribed on stone, metal, clay, &c.--_adjs._ INSCRIP'TIONAL, INSCRIP'TIVE, bearing an inscription: of the character of an inscription.

[Fr.,--L. _inscrib[)e]re_, _inscriptum_--_in_, upon, _scrib[)e]re_, to write.]

INSCROLL, in-skr[=o]l', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to write on a scroll.

INSCRUTABLE, in-skr[=oo]t'a-bl, _adj._ that cannot be scrutinised or searched into and understood: inexplicable.--_ns._ INSCRUTABIL'ITY, INSCRUT'ABLENESS.--_adv._ INSCRUT'ABLY. [L. _inscrutabilis_--_in_, not, _scrut[=a]ri_, to search into.]

INSCULP, in-skulp', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to engrave, to cut or carve upon.--_n._ INSCULP'TURE (_Shak._), anything engraved. [L.

_insculp[)e]re_--_in_, in, _sculp[)e]re_, to carve.]

INSECT, in'sekt, _n._ a word loosely used for a small creature, as a wasp or fly, with a body as if cut in the middle, or divided into sections: (_zool._) an arthropod, usually winged in adult life, breathing air by means of tracheae, and having frequently a metamorphosis in the life-history.--_adj._ like an insect: small: mean.--_ns._ INSECT[=A]R'IUM, a place where a collection of living insects is kept; INSEC'TICIDE, act of killing insects.--_adjs._ INSEC'TIFORM, INSEC'TILE, having the nature of an insect.--_ns._ INSEC'TIFUGE, a substance which protects against insects; INSEC'TION, an incision; IN'SECT-NET, a light hand-net for catching insects; IN'SECT-POW'DER, a dry powder used for stupefying and killing fleas and other insects, an insecticide or insectifuge. [Fr.,--L.

_insectum_, pa.p. of _insec[=a]re_--_in_, into, _sec[=a]re_, to cut.]

INSECTIVORA, in-sek-tiv'or-a, _n._ an order of mammals, mostly terrestrial, nocturnal in habit, and small in size--shrews, moles, hedgehogs, &c.--_adj._ INSECTIV'OROUS, living on insects. [L. _insectum_, an insect, _vor[=a]re_, to devour.]

INSECURE, in-se-k[=u]r', _adj._ apprehensive of danger or loss: exposed to danger or loss: uncertain.--_adv._ INSECURE'LY.--_n._ INSECUR'ITY.

INSENSATE, in-sen's[=a]t, _adj._ void of sense: wanting sensibility: stupid.--_n._ INSEN'SATENESS, the state of being insensate or destitute of sense: insensibility. [L. _insens[=a]tus_--_in_, not, _sensatus_--_sensus_, feeling.]

INSENSIBLE, in-sen'si-bl, _adj._ not having feeling: not susceptible of emotion: callous: dull: unconscious: imperceptible by the senses.--_ns._ INSENSIBIL'ITY, INSEN'SIBLENESS; INSEN'SIBLIST, an unfeeling person.--_adv._ INSEN'SIBLY.--_adj._ INSEN'SUOUS, not sensuous: without the power of perception.

INSENSITIVE, in-sen'si-tiv, _adj._ not sensitive.

INSENSUOUS, in-sen's[=u]-us, _adj._ not sensuous.

INSENTIENT, in-sen'shi-ent, _adj._ not having perception.

INSEPARABLE, in-sep'ar-a-bl, _adj._ that cannot be separated.--_ns._ INSEP'ARABLENESS, INSEPARABIL'ITY.--_adv._ INSEP'ARABLY.--_adj._ INSEP'ARATE (_Shak._), not separate, united.

INSERT, in-s[.e]rt', _v.t._ to introduce into: to put in or among.--_n._ (in's[.e]rt) something additional inserted into a proof, &c.; a circular, or the like, placed for posting within the folds of a paper or leaves of a book.--_adj._ INSERT'ED (_bot._), attached to or growing out of some part.--_n._ INSER'TION, act of inserting: condition of being inserted: that which is inserted. [L. _in_, in, _ser[)e]re_, _sertum_, to join.]

INSESSORES, in-se-s[=o]'r[=e]z, an order of birds called by Cuvier _Passerine_ (sparrow-like)--the title is now replaced by that of _Passeres_ (q.v.).--_adj._ INSESS[=O]'RIAL, having feet (as birds) formed for perching or climbing on trees. [L. _insessor_, from _insid[=e]re_, _insessum_--_in_, on, _sed[=e]re_, to sit.]

INSET, in'set, _n._ something set in, an insertion, esp. a leaf or leaves inserted in other leaves already folded.--_v.t._ to set in, to infix or implant.

INSEVERABLE, in-sev'[.e]r-a-bl, _adj._ that cannot be severed or separated.

INSHEATHE, in-sh[=e]_th_', _v.t._ to put in a sheath.

INSHELL, in-shel', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to hide, as in a shell.

INSHELTER, in-shel't[.e]r, _v.t._ to place in shelter.

INSHIP, in-ship', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to ship, to embark.

INSHORE, in-sh[=o]r', _adv._ on or near the shore.--_adj._ situated near the shore, as fishings.

INSHRINE, in-shr[=i]n'. Same as ENSHRINE.

INSICCATION, in-sik-k[=a]'shun, _n._ act of drying in. [L. _in_, in, _sicc[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to dry.]

INSIDE, in's[=i]d, _n._ the side or part within: things within, as the entrails, personal feelings, &c.: a passenger in the interior part of a bus or carriage.--_adj._ being within: interior.--_adv._ and _prep._ within the sides of: in the interior of: (_Amer._) within the limit of time or space (with _of_).--_n._ INS[=I]'DER, one who is inside: one within a certain organisation, &c.: one possessing some particular advantage.--INSIDE EDGE, a stroke in skating made on the inner edge of the skate, the right foot making a curve to the left, the left foot one to the right.--HAVE THE INSIDE TRACK, to have the inner side in a race-course: to have the advantage in position.

INSIDIOUS, in-sid'i-us, _adj._ watching an opportunity to ensnare: intended to entrap: deceptive: advancing imperceptibly: treacherous.--_adv._ INSID'IOUSLY.--_n._ INSID'IOUSNESS. [L. _insidiosus_--_insidiae_, an ambush--_insid[=e]re_--_in_, _sed[=e]re_, to sit.]

INSIGHT, in's[=i]t, _n._ sight into: thorough knowledge or skill: power of acute observation.

INSIGNIA, in-sig'ni-a, signs or badges of office or honour: marks by which anything is known. [L., pl. of _insigne_--_in_, in, _signum_, a mark.]

INSIGNIFICANT, in-sig-nif'i-kant, _adj._ destitute of meaning: without effect: unimportant: petty.--_ns._ INSIGNIF'ICANCE, INSIGNIF'ICANCY.--_adv._ INSIGNIF'ICANTLY.--_adj._ INSIGNIF'IC[=A]TIVE, not significative or expressing by external signs.

INSINCERE, in-sin-s[=e]r', _adj._ deceitful: dissembling: not to be trusted: unsound.--_adv._ INSINCERE'LY.--_n._ INSINCER'ITY.

INSINEW, in-sin'[=u], _v.t._ (_Shak._) to impart vigour to.

INSINUATE, in-sin'[=u]-[=a]t, _v.t._ to introduce gently or artfully: to hint, esp. a fault: to work into favour.--_v.i._ to creep or flow in: to enter gently: to obtain access by flattery or stealth.--_adj._ INSIN'UATING, tending to insinuate or enter gently: insensibly winning confidence.--_adv._ INSIN'UATINGLY.--_n._ INSINU[=A]'TION, act of insinuating: power of insinuating: that which is insinuated: a hint, esp.

conveying an indirect imputation.--_adj._ INSIN'UATIVE, insinuating or stealing on the confidence: using insinuation.--_n._ INSIN'UATOR.--_adj._ INSIN'UATORY. [L. _insinu[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_in_, in, _sinus_, a curve.]

INSIPID, in-sip'id, _adj._ tasteless: wanting spirit or animation: dull.--_adv._ INSIP'IDLY.--_ns._ INSIP'IDNESS, INSIPID'ITY, want of taste.

[Fr.,--Low L.,--L. _in_, not, _sapidus_, well-tasted--_sap[)e]re_, to taste.]

INSIPIENCE, in-sip'i-ens, _adj._ lack of wisdom.--_adj._ INSIP'IENT.

[Fr.,--L.,--_in_, not, _sapiens_, wise]

INSIST, in-sist', _v.i._ to dwell on emphatically in discourse: to persist in pressing: (_Milt._) to persevere.--_n._ INSIST'ENCE, perseverance in pressing any claim, grievance, &c.: pertinacity.--_adj._ INSIST'ENT, urgent: prominent: upright on end.--_adv._ INSIST'ENTLY.--_n._ INSIST'URE, persistence: (_Shak._) constancy. [Fr.,--L. _insist[)e]re_, _in_, upon, _sist[)e]re_, to stand.]


INSOBRIETY, in-so-br[=i]'e-ti, _n._ want of sobriety.

INSOCIABLE, in-s[=o]'sha-bl, _adj._ not sociable: that cannot be associated or joined.

INSOLATE, in'so-l[=a]t, _v.t._ to expose to the sun's rays.--_n._ INSOL[=A]'TION, exposure to the sun's rays: an injury to plants caused by too much of the sun. [L. _insol[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_in_, in, _sol_, the sun.]

INSOLE, in's[=o]l, _n._ the inner sole of a boot or shoe:--opp. to _Outsole_: a sole of some material placed inside a shoe for warmth or dryness.

INSOLENT, in'so-lent, _adj._ overbearing: insulting: rude.--_n._ IN'SOLENCE.--_adv._ IN'SOLENTLY. [O. Fr.,--L. _insolens_--_in_, not, _solens_, pa.p. of _sol[=e]re_, to be wont.]

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