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INSOLIDITY, in-so-lid'i-ti, _n._ want of solidity.

INSOLUBLE, in-sol'[=u]-bl, _adj._ not capable of being dissolved: not to be solved or explained.--_ns._ INSOLUBIL'ITY, INSOL'UBLENESS.

INSOLVABLE, in-solv'a-bl, _adj._ not solvable.

INSOLVENT, in-solv'ent, _adj._ not able to pay one's debts: bankrupt: pertaining to insolvent persons.--_n._ one unable to pay his debts.--_n._ INSOLV'ENCY, bankruptcy.

INSOMNIA, in-som'ni-a, _n._ sleeplessness.--_adj._ INSOM'NIOUS.--_n._ INSOM'N[=O]LENCE. [L. _insomnis_, sleepless.]

INSOMUCH, in-so-much', _adv._ to such a degree: so.

INSOOTH, in-s[=oo]th', _adv._ (_Shak._) in truth, indeed.

INSOUCIANT, in-s[=oo]'si-ant, _adj._ indifferent: careless.--_n._ INSOU'CIANCE. [Fr. _in_, not, _souciant_--_souci_, care.]

INSPAN, in'span, _v.t._ to yoke (draught-oxen or horses) to a vehicle.

[Dut. _inspannen_, to yoke--_in_, in, _spannen_, to tie.]

INSPECT, in-spekt', _v.t._ to look into: to examine: to look at narrowly: to superintend.--_adv._ INSPECT'INGLY.--_n._ INSPEC'TION, the act of inspecting or looking into: careful or official examination.--_adjs._ INSPEC'TIONAL; INSPEC'TIVE.--_ns._ INSPEC'TOR, one who looks into or oversees: an examining officer: a superintendent; INSPEC'TOR[=A]TE, a district under charge of an inspector: a body of inspectors collectively.--_adj._ INSPECT[=O]'RIAL.--_ns._ INSPEC'TORSHIP, the office of an inspector; INSPEC'TRESS, a female inspector. [L. _inspect[=a]re_, freq. of _inspic[)e]re_, _inspectum_--_in_, into, _spec[)e]re_, to look.]


INSPIRE, in-sp[=i]r', _v.t._ to breathe into: to draw or inhale into the lungs: to infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing: to infuse into the mind: to instruct by divine influence: to instruct or affect with a superior influence.--_v.i._ to draw in the breath.--_adj._ INSPIR'ABLE, able to be inhaled.--_n._ INSPIR[=A]'TION, the act of inspiring or breathing into: a breath: the divine influence by which the sacred writers of the Bible were instructed: superior elevating or exciting influence.--_adjs._ INSPIR[=A]'TIONAL, INSPIRATORY (in-spir'a-tor-i, or in'spir-a-tor-i), belonging to or aiding inspiration or inhalation.--_n._ INSPIR[=A]'TIONIST, one who maintains the direct inspiration of the Scriptures.--_adj._ INSPIRED', actuated or directed by divine influence: influenced by elevated feeling: prompted by superior, but not openly declared, knowledge or authority: actually authoritative.--_n._ INSPIR'ER.--_adv._ INSPIR'INGLY. [Fr.,--L. _inspir[=a]re_--_in_, into, _spir[=a]re_, to breathe.]

INSPIRIT, in-spir'it, _v.t._ to infuse spirit into.

INSPISSATE, in-spis'[=a]t, _v.t._ to thicken by the evaporation of moisture, as the juices of plants.--_n._ INSPISS[=A]'TION. [L. _in_, in, _spiss[=a]re_--_spissus_, thick.]

INSTABILITY, in-sta-bil'i-ti, _n._ want of steadiness or firmness: inconstancy, fickleness: mutability.--_adj._ INST[=A]'BLE, not stable: inconstant.

INSTALL, INSTAL, in-stawl', _v.t._ to place in a seat: to place in an office or order: to invest with any charge or office with the customary ceremonies.--_ns._ INSTALL[=A]'TION, the act of installing or placing in an office with ceremonies: a placing in position for use, also a general term for the complete mechanical apparatus for electric lighting, &c.; INSTAL'MENT, the act of installing: one of the parts of a sum paid at various times: that which is produced at stated periods. [Fr.,--Low L.

_installare_--_in_, in, _stallum_, a stall--Old High Ger. _stal_ (Ger.

_stall_), Eng. _stall_.]

INSTANCE, in'stans, _n._ quality of being urgent: solicitation: occurrence: occasion: example: (_Shak._) evidence, proof.--_v.t._ to mention as an example.--_n._ IN'STANCY, insistency.--_adj._ INSTAN'TIAL (_rare_).--AT THE INSTANCE OF, at the motion or solicitation of; FOR INSTANCE, to take as an example. [O. Fr.,--L. _instantia_--_instans_.]

INSTANT, in'stant, _adj._ pressing, urgent: immediate: quick: without delay: present, current, as the passing month.--_n._ the present moment of time: any moment or point of time.--_n._ INSTANTAN[=E]'ITY.--_adj._ INSTANT[=A]N'EOUS, done in an instant: momentary: occurring or acting at once: very quickly.--_adv._ INSTANT[=A]N'EOUSLY.--_n._ INSTANT[=A]N'EOUSNESS.--_advs._ INSTAN'TER, immediately; IN'STANTLY, on the instant or moment: immediately: (_Shak._) at the same time: (_B._) importunately, zealously. [L. _instans_, _-antis_, pr.p. of _inst[=a]re_--_in_, upon, _st[=a]re_, to stand.]

INSTAR, in-star', _v.t._ to adorn with stars.

INSTATE, in-st[=a]t', _v.t._ to put in possession: to install.

INSTAURATION, in-stawr-[=a]'shun, _n._ restoration: renewal. [L.

_instaur[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to restore.]

INSTEAD, in-sted', _adv._ in the stead, place, or room of. [M. E. _in stede_--A.S. _on stede_, in the place.]

INSTELLATION, in-stel-[=a]'shun, _n._ (_rare_) a placing among the stars.

INSTEP, in'step, _n._ the prominent upper part of the human foot near its junction with the leg: in horses, the hind-leg from the ham to the pastern joint.

INSTIGATE, in'sti-g[=a]t, _v.t._ to urge on: to set on: to foment.--_ns._ INSTIG[=A]'TION, the act of inciting: impulse, esp. to evil; IN'STIGATOR, an inciter, generally in a bad sense. [L. _instig[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_.]

INSTIL, in-stil', _v.t._ to drop into: to infuse slowly into the mind:--_pr.p._ instil'ling; _pa.p._ instilled'.--_ns._ INSTILL[=A]'TION, INSTIL'MENT, the act of instilling or pouring in by drops: the act of infusing slowly into the mind: that which is instilled or infused.

[Fr.,--L. _instill[=a]re_--_in_, in, _still[=a]re_, to drop.]

INSTINCT, in'stingkt, _n._ impulse: an involuntary prompting to action: intuition: the mental aspect of those actions which take rank between unconscious reflex activities and intelligent conduct: the natural impulse by which animals are guided apparently independent of reason or experience.--_adj._ (in-stingkt') instigated or incited: moved: animated.--_adj._ INSTINC'TIVE, prompted by instinct: involuntary: acting according to or determined by natural impulse.--_adv._ INSTINC'TIVELY.--_n._ INSTINCTIV'ITY (_rare_). [L.

_instinctus_--_instingu[)e]re_, to instigate.]

INSTIPULATE, in-stip'[=u]-l[=a]t, _adj._ (_bot._) having no stipules.

INSTITORIAL, in-sti-t[=o]'ri-al, _adj._ (_law_) pertaining to an agent or factor. [L. _institorius_--_institor_, an agent, broker.]

INSTITUTE, in'sti-t[=u]t, _v.t._ to set up in: to erect: to originate: to establish: to appoint: to commence: to educate.--_n._ anything instituted or formally established: established law: precept or principle: (_pl._) a book of precepts, principles, or rules, esp. in jurisprudence: an institution: a literary and philosophical society or association, as the 'Institute of France' (embracing _L'Academie Francaise_, _L'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres_, _L'Academie des Sciences_, _L'Academie des Beaux Arts_, and _L'Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques_).--_n._ INSTIT[=U]'TION, the act of instituting or establishing: that which is instituted or established: foundation: established order: enactment: a society established for some object: that which institutes or instructs: a system of principles or rules: the origination of the Eucharist and the formula of institution: the act by which a bishop commits a cure of souls to a priest.--_adjs._ INSTIT[=U]'TIONAL, INSTIT[=U]'TIONARY, belonging to an institution: instituted by authority: elementary.--_n._ IN'STITUTIST, a writer of institutes or elementary rules.--_adj._ IN'STITUTIVE, able or tending to establish: depending on an institution.--_n._ IN'STITUTOR, one who institutes: an instructor. [L. _institu[)e]re_, _-[=u]tum_--_in_, in, _statu[)e]re_, to cause to stand--_st[=a]re_, to stand.]

INSTREAMING, in-str[=e]m'ing, _n._ an influx.

INSTRUCT, in-strukt', _v.t._ to prepare: to inform: to teach: to order or command.--_adj._ (_Milt._) instructed.--_adj._ INSTRUCT'IBLE, able to be instructed.--_n._ INSTRUC'TION, the act of instructing or teaching: information: command: (_pl._) special directions, commands--in parliamentary sense, 'Instructions to the Committee' are supplementary and auxiliary to the Bill under consideration, but falling broadly within its general scope.--_adjs._ INSTRUC'TIONAL, relating to instruction: educational; INSTRUC'TIVE, containing instruction or information: conveying knowledge.--_adv._ INSTRUC'TIVELY.--_ns._ INSTRUC'TIVENESS; INSTRUC'TOR:--_fem._ INSTRUC'TRESS. [L. _instru[)e]re_, _instructum_--_in_, in, _stru[)e]re_, to pile up.]

INSTRUMENT, in'str[=oo]-ment, _n._ a tool or utensil: a machine producing musical sounds: a writing containing a contract: one who, or that which, is made a means.--_adj._ INSTRUMENT'AL, acting as an instrument or means: serving to promote an object: helpful: belonging to or produced by musical instruments: (_gram._) serving to indicate the instrument or means--of a case in Sanskrit, involving the notion of _by_ or _with_.--_ns._ INSTRUMENT'ALIST, one who plays on a musical instrument; INSTRUMENTAL'ITY, agency.--_adv._ INSTRUMENT'ALLY.--_n._ INSTRUMENT[=A]'TION (_mus._), the arrangement of a composition for performance by different instruments: the playing upon musical instruments. [O. Fr.,--L.

_instrumentum_--_instru[)e]re_, to instruct.]

INSUBJECTION, in-sub-jek'shun, _n._ want of subjection.

INSUBORDINATE, in-sub-or'din-[=a]t, _adj._ not subordinate or submissive: disobedient.--_n._ INSUBORDIN[=A]'TION.

INSUBSTANTIAL, in-sub-stan'shal, _adj._ (_Shak._) not substantial: not real.--_n._ INSUBSTANTIAL'ITY.

INSUCKEN, in'suk-n, _adj._ in Scots law, pertaining to a district astricted to a certain mill.

INSUFFERABLE, in-suf'[.e]r-a-bl, _adj._ that cannot be endured: detestable.--_adv._ INSUFF'ERABLY.

INSUFFICIENT, in-suf-fish'ent, _adj._ not sufficient: deficient: unfit: incapable.--_ns._ INSUFFIC'IENCY, INSUFFIC'IENCE (_rare_).--_adv._ INSUFFIC'IENTLY.

INSUFFLATE, in-suf'l[=a]t, _v.t._ to breathe on.--_ns._ INSUFFL[=A]'TION, the art of breathing on anything, or of blowing air to induce respiration, as into the mouth of a newborn child, esp. as a symbol of the outpouring of the Holy Ghost; IN'SUFFL[=A]TOR, a form of injector for forcing air into a furnace. [Through Low L., from L. _in_, in, _suffl[=a]re_, to blow.]

INSULAR, in's[=u]-lar, _adj._ belonging to an island: surrounded by water: standing or situated alone: narrow, prejudiced.--_ns._ IN'SULARISM, INSULAR'ITY, the state of being insular.--_adv._ IN'SULARLY.--_v.t._ IN'SULATE, to place in a detached situation: to prevent connection or communication: (_electricity_) to separate, esp. from the earth, by a non-conductor.--_ns._ INSUL[=A]'TION; IN'SULATOR, one who, or that which, insulates: a non-conductor of electricity. [Fr.,--L. _insularis_--_insula_, an island.]

INSULSE, in-suls', _adj._ stupid.--_n._ INSUL'SITY (_Milt._), stupidity.

[L. _insulsus_--_in_, not, _sal[=i]re_, to salt.]

INSULT, in-sult', _v.t._ to treat with indignity or contempt: to abuse: to affront.--_n._ (in'sult) abuse: affront: contumely.--_adjs._ INSULT'ABLE, capable of being insulted; INSULT'ANT (_rare_), insulting.--_n._ INSULT'ER (_obs._), one who makes an attack.--_adj._ INSULT'ING, conveying insult: insolent: contemptuous.--_adv._ INSULT'INGLY, in an insulting or insolent manner.--_n._ INSULT'MENT (_Shak._), insult. [Fr.,--L.

_insult[=a]re_--_insil[=i]re_, to spring at--_in_, upon, _sal[=i]re_, to leap.]

INSUPERABLE, in-s[=u]'p[.e]r-a-bl, _adj._ that cannot be passed over: unconquerable.--_n._ INSUPERABIL'ITY.--_adv._ INS[=U]'PERABLY. [O.

Fr.,--L.,--_in_, not, _superabilis_--_super[=a]re_, to pass over--_super_, above.]

INSUPPORTABLE, in-sup-p[=o]rt'a-bl, _adj._ not supportable or able to be endured: unbearable: insufferable: (_Spens._) irresistible.--_n._ INSUPPORT'ABLENESS.--_adv._ INSUPPORT'ABLY.

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