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inorg.
inorganic. * * *
inorganic
—inorganically, adv. /in'awr gan"ik/, adj. 1. not having the structure or organization characteristic of living bodies. 2. not characterized by vital processes. 3. Chem. noting ...
inorganic chemistry
the branch of chemistry dealing with inorganic compounds. [1840-50] * * *
inorganic compound
Any substance in which two or more chemical elements other than carbon are combined, nearly always in definite proportions (see bonding), as well as some compounds containing ...
inorganically
See inorganic. * * *
inorganization
/in awr'geuh neuh zay"sheuhn/, n. lack of organization. [1830-40; IN-3 + ORGANIZATION] * * *
inorgasmic
in·or·gas·mic (ĭn'ôr-găzʹmĭk) adj. Incapable of having an orgasm. * * *
inosculate
—inosculation, n. /in os"kyeuh layt'/, v.i., v.t., inosculated, inosculating. 1. to unite by openings, as arteries in anastomosis. 2. to connect or join so as to become or make ...
inosculation
See inosculate. * * *
inosilicate
/in'euh sil"i kit, -kayt', uy'neuh-/, n. Mineral. any silicate having a structure consisting of paired parallel chains of tetrahedral silicate groups, every other of which shares ...
inosine
in·o·sine (ĭnʹə-sēn', -sĭn, īʹnə-) n. A nucleoside formed by the deamination of adenosine or the hydrolysis of inosinic acid.   [Greek īs, īn-, sinew; See wei- in ...
inosinic acid
▪ chemical compound       a compound important in metabolism. It is the ribonucleotide of hypoxanthine and is the first compound formed during the synthesis of purine in ...
inosinicacid
in·o·sin·ic acid (ĭn'ə-sĭnʹĭk, ī'nə-) n. A nucleotide found in muscle and other tissues that is formed by the deamination of AMP and on hydrolysis yields inosine. * * *
inositol
/i noh"si tawl', -tohl', uy noh"-/, n. 1. Biochem. a compound, C6H12O6, derivative of cyclohexane, widely distributed in plants and seeds as phytin, and occurring in animal ...
inotropic
/ee'neuh trop"ik, -troh"pik, uy'neuh-/, adj. Physiol. influencing the contractility of muscular tissue. [1900-05; < Gk ino- (comb. form of ís fiber, sinew) + -TROPIC] * * *
Inoue Enryō
born March 18, 1858, Echigo province, Japan died June 6, 1919, Dairen, Manchuria Japanese philosopher. After studying at the main temple of Pure Land Buddhism in Japan, he ...
Inoue Kaoru
▪ Japanese statesman in full (from 1907)  Kōshaku (Marquess) Inoue Kaoru  born Jan. 16, 1835, Nagato province [now in Yamaguchi prefecture], Japan died Sept. 1, 1915, ...
Inoue Tetsujirō
▪ Japanese philosopher born 1855, Buzen Province, Japan died 1944  Japanese philosopher who opposed Christianity as incompatible with Japanese culture and who worked to ...
Inoue Yasushi
▪ Japanese writer born May 6, 1907, Asahikawa, Japan died Jan. 29, 1991, Tokyo       Japanese novelist noted for his historical fiction, notably Tempyō no iraka (1957; ...
Inowrocław
▪ Poland       city, Kujawsko-Pomorskie województwo (province), north-central Poland, in the Kujawy region. First mentioned in 1185 as a trading settlement, ...
inoxidizable
/in ok"si duy'zeuh beuhl/, adj. Chem. not susceptible to oxidation. [1860-65; IN-3 + OXIDIZABLE] * * *
INP
INP abbr. International News Photo. * * *
inpaint
—inpainting, n. /in"paynt'/, v.t. to restore (a painting) by repainting damaged, faded, or obliterated sections. [IN-1 + PAINT] * * *
inpatient
/in"pay'sheuhnt/, n. a patient who stays in a hospital while receiving medical care or treatment. [1750-60; IN-1 + PATIENT] * * *
inpersonam
in per·so·nam (ĭn' pər-sōʹnəm) adv. & adj. Law Against a person rather than against property. Used of an action or judgment.   [Late Latin : Latin in, onto, against + ...
inpetto
in pet·to (ĭn pĕtʹō) adv. & adj. Roman Catholic Church In secret or private. Used of appointments of cardinals by the pope undisclosed in consistory.   [Italian : in, in + ...
inphase
/in"fayz'/, adj. Elect. having the same phase. [1910-15; orig. phrase in phase] * * *
inposse
in pos·se (ĭn pŏsʹē) adv. & adj. In potential but not in actuality.   [Medieval Latin : Latin in, in + Latin posse, to be able.] * * *
inpour
/in pawr", -pohr"/, v.i., v.t. to pour in. [1880-85; IN-1 + POUR] * * *
inpropria persona
in pro·pri·a per·so·na (ĭn prō'prē-ə pər-sōʹnə) adv. Law In one's own person, especially without representation by an attorney.   [Medieval Latin in propriā ...
input
/in"poot'/, n., adj., v., inputted or input, inputting. n. 1. something that is put in. 2. the act or process of putting in. 3. the power or energy supplied to a machine. 4. the ...
input-output analysis
Economic analysis developed by Wassily Leontief, in which the interdependence of an economy's various productive sectors is observed by viewing the product of each industry both ...
input/output
/in"poot'owt"poot'/, Computers. n. 1. the process of input or output, encompassing the devices, techniques, media, and data used: A good first step in designing a program is to ...
input/output device
▪ computer technology also known as  computer peripheral        any of various devices (including sensors) used to enter information and instructions into a computer ...
input–output analysis
▪ economics       economic analysis developed by the 20th-century Russian-born U.S. economist Wassily W. Leontief, in which the interdependence of an economy's various ...
inquartation
/in'kwawr tay"sheuhn/, n. (in assaying) the addition of silver to a gold-silver alloy in order to facilitate the parting of the gold by nitric acid. [1880-85; perh. < F ...
inquest
/in"kwest/, n. 1. a legal or judicial inquiry, usually before a jury, esp. an investigation made by a coroner into the cause of a death. 2. the body of people appointed to hold ...
inquiet
/in kwuy"euht/, v.t. Archaic. to destroy the peace of; disturb; disquiet. [1375-1425; late ME inquieten < L inquietare. See IN-3, QUIET1] * * *
inquietude
/in kwuy"i toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. 1. restlessness or uneasiness; disquietude. 2. inquietudes, disquieting thoughts: beset by myriad inquietudes. [1400-50; late ME < LL inquietudo. ...
inquiline
—inquilinity /in'kweuh lin"i tee/, n. —inquilinous /in'kweuh luy"neuhs/, adj. /in"kweuh luyn', -lin/, n. 1. Zool. an animal living in the nest, burrow, or body of another ...
inquilinism
See inquiline. * * *
inquilinity
See inquilinism. * * *
inquilinous
See inquilinism. * * *
inquire
—inquirable, adj. —inquirer, n. /in kwuyeur"/, v., inquired, inquiring. v.i. 1. to seek information by questioning; ask: to inquire about a person. 2. to make investigation ...
inquirer
See inquire. * * *
inquiring
—inquiringly, adv. /in kwuyeur"ing/, adj. 1. seeking facts, information, or knowledge: an inquiring mind. 2. curious; probing; inquisitive in seeking facts: an inquiring ...
inquiringly
See inquirer. * * *
inquiry
/in kwuyeur"ee, in"kweuh ree/, n., pl. inquiries. 1. a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge. 2. an investigation, as into an incident: a Congressional inquiry ...
inquisition
—inquisitional, adj. /in'kweuh zish"euhn, ing'-/, n. 1. an official investigation, esp. one of a political or religious nature, characterized by lack of regard for individual ...
inquisitional
See inquisition. * * *
inquisitionist
/in'kweuh zish"euh nist, ing'-/, n. an inquisitor. [1880-85; INQUISITION + -IST] * * *
inquisitive
—inquisitively, adv. —inquisitiveness, n. /in kwiz"i tiv/, adj. 1. given to inquiry, research, or asking questions; eager for knowledge; intellectually curious: an ...
inquisitively
See inquisitive. * * *
inquisitiveness
See inquisitively. * * *
inquisitor
/in kwiz"i teuhr/, n. 1. a person who makes an inquisition. 2. a questioner, esp. an unduly curious or harsh one. 3. a person who investigates in an official capacity. 4. a ...
inquisitorial
—inquisitorially, adv. —inquisitorialness, n. /in kwiz'i tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to an inquisitor or inquisition. 2. exercising the office of an ...
inquisitorial procedure
▪ law       in law, one of the two methods of exposing evidence in court (the other being the adversary procedure; q.v.). The inquisitorial system is typical of ...
inquisitorially
See inquisitorial. * * *
inquisitress
/in kwiz"i tris/, n. a woman who makes an inquisition. [1720-30; INQUISIT(O)R + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
inradius
/in"ray'dee euhs/, n., pl. inradii /-dee uy'/, inradiuses. Geom. the radius of the circle inscribed in a triangle. [IN + RADIUS] * * *
inre
in re (ĭn rāʹ, rēʹ) prep. Law In the matter or case of; in regard to.   [Latin in rē: in, in + rē, ablative of rēs, thing, matter.] * * *
inrem
in rem (ĭn rĕmʹ) adv. & adj. Law Against a thing, such as property, status, or a right, rather than against a person. Used of an action or a judgment.   [Late Latin : Latin ...
INRI
INRI abbrev. 〚L Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum〛 Bible Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews: the inscription placed over Christ's head during the crucifixion: Cf. Luke 23:38 * ...
inrigger
/in"rig'euhr/, n. a rowboat having oarlocks on the gunwales. [1890-95; IN + RIGGER, modeled on OUTRIGGER] * * *
inro
/in"roh/, n., pl. inro. a small lacquer box with compartments for medicines, cosmetics, etc., worn on the waist sash of the traditional Japanese costume. [1610-20; < Japn inro < ...
inroad
/in"rohd'/, n. 1. a damaging or serious encroachment: inroads on our savings. 2. a sudden hostile or predatory incursion; raid; foray. [1540-50; IN-1 + ROAD] * * *
inrush
—inrushing, n., adj. /in"rush'/, n. a rushing or pouring in. [1810-20; IN-1 + RUSH1] * * *
inrushing
See inrush. * * *
INS
1. Immigration and Naturalization Service. 2. International News Service, a news-gathering agency: merged in 1958 with United Press to form United Press International. Also, ...
ins and outs
1. physical characteristics, as windings and turnings, nooks, or recesses: the ins and outs of a subterranean passage. 2. intricacies; particulars; peculiarities: the ins and ...
ins.
1. inches. 2. Chiefly Brit. inscribed. 3. inspector. 4. insulated. 5. insurance. * * *
insalivate
—insalivation, n. /in sal"euh vayt'/, v.t., insalivated, insalivating. to mix with saliva, as food. [1850-55; IN-2 + SALIVATE] * * *
insalivation
See insalivate. * * *
insalubrious
—insalubriously, adv. —insalubrity /in'seuh looh"bri tee/, n. /in'seuh looh"bree euhs/, adj. unfavorable to health; unwholesome. [1630-40; < L insalubri(s) + -OUS. See IN-3, ...
insalubriously
See insalubrious. * * *
insalubrity
See insalubriously. * * *
insand outs
ins and outs (ĭnz; outs) pl.n. 1. The intricate details of a situation, decision, or process. 2. The windings of a road or path. * * *
insane
—insanely, adv. —insaneness, n. /in sayn"/, adj. 1. not sane; not of sound mind; mentally deranged. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a person who is mentally ...
insanely
See insane. * * *
insaneness
See insanely. * * *
insanitary
—insanitariness, n. /in san"i ter'ee/, adj. unsanitary. [1870-75; IN-3 + SANITARY] * * *
insanitation
/in san'i tay"sheuhn/, n. lack of sanitation or sanitary regulation; unclean or unhealthy condition. [1880-85; IN-3 + SANITATION] * * *
insanity
/in san"i tee/, n., pl. insanities. 1. the condition of being insane; a derangement of the mind. 2. Law. such unsoundness of mind as affects legal responsibility or capacity. 3. ...
insatiability
See insatiable. * * *
insatiable
—insatiability, insatiableness, n. —insatiably, adv. /in say"sheuh beuhl, -shee euh-/, adj. not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased: insatiable hunger for ...
insatiableness
See insatiability. * * *
insatiably
See insatiability. * * *
insatiate
—insatiately, adv. —insatiateness, insatiety /in'seuh tuy"i tee, in say"shi tee, -say"shee i-/, n. /in say"shee it/, adj. insatiable: insatiate greed. [1500-10; < L ...
insatiately
See insatiate. * * *
insatiateness
See insatiately. * * *
inscape
inscape [in′skāp΄] n. the essential quality of a thing, place, person, etc., especially as expressed in an artistic work * * * in·scape (ĭnʹskāp') n. The essential, ...
inscribe
—inscribable, adj. —inscribableness, n. —inscriber, n. /in skruyb"/, v.t., inscribed, inscribing. 1. to address or dedicate (a book, photograph, etc.) informally to a ...
inscriber
See inscribe. * * *
inscription
—inscriptional, adj. —inscriptionless, adj. /in skrip"sheuhn/, n. 1. something inscribed. 2. a historical, religious, or other record cut, impressed, painted, or written on ...
inscriptional
See inscription. * * *
inscriptive
—inscriptively, adv. /in skrip"tiv/, adj. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of an inscription. [1730-40; < L inscript(us) ptp. of inscribere (see INSCRIPTION) + -IVE] * * *
inscriptively
See inscriptional. * * *
inscroll
/in skrohl"/, v.t. enscroll. * * *
inscrutability
See inscrutable. * * *
inscrutable
—inscrutability, inscrutableness, n. —inscrutably, adv. /in skrooh"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; impenetrable. 2. not easily ...
inscrutableness
See inscrutability. * * *
inscrutably
See inscrutability. * * *
insculp
/in skulp"/, v.t. Archaic. to carve in or on something; engrave. [1400-50; late ME < L insculpere, equiv. to in- IN-2 + sculpere to carve; see SCULPTOR] * * *
inseam
/in"seem'/, n. 1. an inside or inner seam of a garment, esp. the seam of a trouser leg that runs from the crotch down to the bottom of the leg. adj. 2. of or pertaining to such a ...
insect
—insectival /in'sek tuy"veuhl/, adj. /in"sekt/, n. 1. any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air-breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts ...
insect bite and sting
      break in the skin or puncture caused by an insect and complicated by introduction into the skin of the insect's saliva, venom, or excretory products. Specific ...
insect wax
Chem. See Chinese wax. [1850-55] * * *
Insecta
/in sek"teuh/, n. the class comprising the insects. [1570-80; < NL, L, pl. of insectum INSECT] * * *
insectarium
/in'sek tair"ee euhm/, n., pl. insectariums, insectaria /-tair"ee euh/. a place in which a collection of living insects is kept, as in a zoo. [1880-85; < NL; see INSECT, ...
insectary
/in"sek ter'ee/, n., pl. insectaries. a laboratory for the study of live insects, their life histories, effects on plants, reaction to insecticides, etc. [1885-90; var. of ...
insecticidal
See insecticide. * * *
insecticidally
See insecticidal. * * *
insecticide
—insecticidal, adj. /in sek"teuh suyd'/, n. 1. a substance or preparation used for killing insects. 2. the act of killing insects. [1860-65; INSECT + -I- + -CIDE] * * * Any of ...
insectifuge
/in sek"teuh fyoohj'/, n. a substance or preparation for driving off insects. [INSECT + -I- + -FUGE] * * *
insectile
/in sek"til/, adj. 1. pertaining to or like an insect. 2. consisting of insects. [1605-15; INSECT + -ILE] * * *
insectival
See insect. * * *
Insectivora
/in'sek tiv"euhr euh/, n. the order comprising the insectivores. [1830-40; < NL, neut. pl. of INSECTIVORUS INSECTIVOROUS] * * *
insectivore
/in sek"teuh vawr', -vohr'/, n. 1. an insectivorous animal or plant. 2. any mammal of the order Insectivora, comprising the moles, shrews, and Old World hedgehogs. [1860-65; back ...
insectivorous
/in'sek tiv"euhr euhs/, adj. 1. adapted to feeding on insects. 2. Bot. having specialized leaves or leaf parts capable of trapping and digesting insects, as the Venus's-flytrap, ...
insectology
—insectologer, n. /in'sek tol"euh jee/, n. entomology. [1760-70; INSECT + -O- + -LOGY] * * *
insecure
—insecurely, adv. —insecureness, n. /in'si kyoor"/, adj. 1. subject to fears, doubts, etc.; not self-confident or assured: an insecure person. 2. not confident or certain; ...
insecurely
See insecure. * * *
insecureness
See insecurely. * * *
insecurity
/in'si kyoor"i tee/, n., pl. insecurities. 1. lack of confidence or assurance; self-doubt: He is plagued by insecurity. 2. the quality or state of being insecure; instability: ...
insei
(Japanese; "cloistered government") Rule by retired emperors who have taken Buddhist vows and retired to cloisters. During the late 11th and the 12th century, governmental ...
inselberg
/in"seuhl berrg', -zeuhl-/, n. Physical Geog. monadnock (def. 1). [1895-1900; < G, equiv. to Insel island + Berg mountain] * * * ▪ geology       (from German Insel, ...
inseminate
—insemination, n. /in sem"euh nayt'/, v.t., inseminated, inseminating. 1. to inject semen into (the female reproductive tract); impregnate. 2. to sow; implant seed into. 3. to ...
insemination
See inseminate. * * *
inseminator
/in sem"euh nay'teuhr/, n. Vet. Med. a technician who introduces prepared semen into the genital tract of breeding animals, esp. cows and mares, for artificial ...
insensate
—insensately, adv. —insensateness, n. /in sen"sayt, -sit/, adj. 1. not endowed with sensation; inanimate: insensate stone. 2. without human feeling or sensitivity; cold; ...
insensately
See insensate. * * *
insensateness
See insensately. * * *
insensibility
See insensible. * * *
insensible
—insensibly, adv. —insensibility, n. /in sen"seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. incapable of feeling or perceiving; deprived of sensation; unconscious, as a person after a violent blow. 2. ...
insensibleness
See insensibility. * * *
insensibly
See insensibility. * * *
insensitive
—insensitiveness, insensitivity, n. /in sen"si tiv/, adj. 1. deficient in human sensibility, acuteness of feeling, or consideration; unfeeling; callous: an insensitive ...
insensitively
See insensitive. * * *
insensitiveness
See insensitively. * * *
insensitivity
See insensitively. * * *
insentience
See insentient. * * *
insentient
—insentience, insentiency, n. /in sen"shee euhnt, -sheuhnt/, adj. not sentient; without sensation or feeling; inanimate. [1755-65; IN-3 + SENTIENT] * * *
insep.
inseparable. * * *
inseparability
See inseparable. * * *
inseparable
—inseparability, inseparableness, n. —inseparably, adv. /in sep"euhr euh beuhl, -sep"reuh-/, adj. 1. incapable of being separated, parted, or disjoined: inseparable ...
inseparableness
See inseparability. * * *
inseparably
See inseparability. * * *
insert
—insertable, adj. —inserter, n. v. /in serrt"/; n. /in"serrt/, v.t. 1. to put or place in: to insert a key in a lock. 2. to introduce or cause to be introduced into the body ...
inserted
/in serr"tid/, adj. 1. Bot. (esp. of the parts of a flower) attached to or growing out of some part. 2. Anat. having an insertion, as a muscle, tendon, or ligament; attached, as ...
inserter
See insert. * * *
insertion
—insertional, adj. /in serr"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of inserting: the insertion of a coin in a vending machine. 2. something inserted: an insertion in the middle of a ...
insertional
See insertion. * * *
insessorial
/in'seuh sawr"ee euhl, -sohr"-/, adj. 1. adapted for perching, as a bird's foot. 2. habitually perching, as a bird. 3. of or pertaining to birds that perch. [1830-40; < NL ...
inset
—insetter, n. n. /in"set'/; v. /in set"/, n., v., inset, insetting. n. 1. something inserted; insert. 2. a small picture, map, etc., inserted within the border of a larger ...
inset initial
Print. an initial letter, esp. of the first word of a chapter or other section of a book, magazine, etc., larger than the body type and occupying two or more lines in depth, ...
inseverable
—inseverably, adv. /in sev"euhr euh beuhl, -sev"reuh-/, adj. unable to be severed or separated: an inseverable alliance. [1655-65; IN-3 + SEVERABLE] * * *
inshallah
inshallah [in shä′lä] interj. 〚Ar〛 Allah, or God, willing; please God * * *
insheathe
/in sheedh"/, v.t., insheathed, insheathing. ensheathe. Also, insheath /in sheeth"/. * * *
inshore
/in"shawr", -shohr"/, adj. 1. close or closer to the shore. 2. lying near the shore; operating or carried on close to the shore: inshore fishing. adv. 3. toward the shore: They ...
inshrine
/in shruyn"/, v.t., inshrined, inshrining. enshrine. * * *
inside
prep. /in'suyd", in"suyd'/; adv. /in'suyd"/; n. /in"suyd"/; adj. /in'suyd", in"-, in"suyd'/, prep. 1. on the inner side or part of; within: inside the circle; inside the ...
inside caliper
a caliper whose legs turn outward so that it can accurately measure inside dimensions, as the inside diameter of a pipe. See illus. under caliper. * * *
inside contracting
System of manufacturing intermediate between the putting-out system and full factory production. A factory proprietor supplies to an artisan who then hires the workers needed to ...
inside forward
Soccer. one of two attacking players whose usual position is between the center forward and one of the wings. [1895-1900] * * *
inside job
a crime committed by or in collusion with a person or persons closely associated with the victim: The robbery seemed an inside job, because there was no evidence of forced ...
inside loop
Aeron. a loop during which the top of the airplane is on the inner side of the curve described by the course of flight. Cf. outside loop. * * *
Inside Passage
☆ Inside Passage protected sea route along the W coast of North America, from Seattle, Wash., to the N part of the Alas. panhandle: the route uses channels and straits between ...
inside straight
1. Poker. a set of four cards, as the five, seven, eight, and nine, requiring one card of a denomination next above or below the second or third ranking cards of the set to make ...
inside track
1. the inner, or shorter, track of a racecourse. 2. an advantageous position in a competitive situation. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
insidejob
inside job n. Slang A crime perpetrated by, or with the help of, a person working for or trusted by the victim. * * *
insideof
inside of prep. Within; inside. * * *
InsidePassage
In·side Passage (ĭnʹsīd') also Inland Passage A natural protected waterway extending about 1,529 km (950 mi) from Puget Sound to Skagway, Alaska. It threads through the ...
insider
/in'suy"deuhr/, n. 1. a person who is a member of a group, organization, society, etc. 2. a person belonging to a limited circle of persons who understand the actual facts in a ...
insider trading
—insider trader. the illegal buying and selling of securities by persons acting on privileged information. [1965-70] * * * Illegal use of insider information for profit in ...
insidertrading
insider trading n. The illegal buying or selling of securities on the basis of information that is unavailable to the public. * * *
insidetrack
inside track n. 1. Informal. An advantageous position, as in a competition. 2. Sports. The path next to the inner rail in a curved racetrack. * * *
insidious
—insidiously, adv. —insidiousness, n. /in sid"ee euhs/, adj. 1. intended to entrap or beguile: an insidious plan. 2. stealthily treacherous or deceitful: an insidious ...
insidiously
See insidious. * * *
insidiousness
See insidiously. * * *
insight
/in"suyt'/, n. 1. an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, esp. through intuitive understanding: an insight into 18th-century life. 2. penetrating mental vision or ...
insightful
—insightfully, adv. —insightfulness, n. /in"suyt'feuhl/, adj. characterized by or displaying insight; perceptive. [1905-10; INSIGHT + -FUL] * * *
insightfully
See insightful. * * *
insightfulness
See insightfully. * * *
insigne
/in sig"nee/, n. 1. sing. of insignia. 2. insignia. * * *
insignia
/in sig"nee euh/, n., formally a pl. of insigne, but usually used as a sing. with pl. insignia or insignias. 1. a badge or distinguishing mark of office or honor: a military ...
insignificance
/in'sig nif"i keuhns/, n. the quality or condition of being insignificant; lack of importance or consequence. [1690-1700; INSIGNIFIC(ANCY) + -ANCE] * * *
insignificancy
/in'sig nif"i keuhn see/, n., pl. insignificancies for 2. 1. insignificance. 2. an insignificant person or thing. [1645-55; INSIGNIFIC(ANT) + -ANCY] * * *
insignificant
—insignificantly, adv. /in'sig nif"i keuhnt/, adj. 1. unimportant, trifling, or petty: Omit the insignificant details. 2. too small to be important: an insignificant sum. 3. of ...
insignificantly
See insignificant. * * *
insincere
—insincerely, adv. /in'sin sear"/, adj. not sincere; not honest in the expression of actual feeling; hypocritical. [1625-35; < L insincerus tainted, dishonest; see IN-3, ...
insincerely
See insincere. * * *
insincerity
/in'sin ser"i tee/, n., pl. insincerities for 2. 1. the quality of being insincere; lack of sincerity; hypocrisy; deceitfulness. 2. an instance of being insincere: He recalled ...
insinuate
—insinuative /in sin"yooh ay'tiv, -yooh euh-/, insinuatory /in sin"yooh euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —insinuatively, adv. —insinuator, n. /in sin"yooh ayt'/, v., ...
insinuating
—insinuatingly, adv. /in sin"yooh ay'ting/, adj. 1. tending to instill doubts, distrust, etc.; suggestive: an insinuating letter. 2. gaining favor or winning confidence by ...
insinuatingly
See insinuating. * * *
insinuation
/in sin'yooh ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an indirect or covert suggestion or hint, esp. of a derogatory nature: She made nasty insinuations about her rivals. 2. covert or artful suggestion ...
insinuative
See insinuate. * * *
insinuator
See insinuative. * * *
insinuatory
See insinuative. * * *
insipid
—insipidity, insipidness, n. —insipidly, adv. /in sip"id/, adj. 1. without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality. 2. without ...
insipidity
See insipid. * * *
insipidly
See insipidity. * * *
insipidness
See insipidity. * * *
insipience
—insipient, adj. —insipiently, adv. /in sip"ee euhns/, n. Archaic. lack of wisdom; foolishness. [1375-1425; late ME < L insipientia foolishness, equiv. to insipient- s. of ...
insist
—insister, n. —insistingly, adv. /in sist"/, v.i. 1. to be emphatic, firm, or resolute on some matter of desire, demand, intention, etc.: He insists on checking every ...
insistence
/in sis"teuhns/, n. 1. the act or fact of insisting. 2. the quality of being insistent. [1605-15; INSIST + -ENCE] * * *
insistency
/in sis"teuhn see/, n., pl. insistencies. insistence. [1855-60; INSIST + -ENCY] * * *
insistent
—insistently, adv. /in sis"teuhnt/, adj. 1. earnest or emphatic in dwelling upon, maintaining, or demanding something; persistent; pertinacious. 2. compelling attention or ...
insistently
See insistent. * * *
insister
See insistence. * * *
insistingly
See insistence. * * *
insitu
in si·tu (ĭn sēʹto͞o, sīʹ-, sĭchʹo͞o) adv. & adj. In the original position.   [Latin in sitū: in, in + sitū, ablative of situs, place.] * * *
insnare
—insnarement, n. —insnarer, n. /in snair"/, v.t., insnared, insnaring. ensnare. * * *
insobriety
/in'seuh bruy"i tee/, n. lack of sobriety or moderation; intemperance; drunkenness. [1605-15; IN-3 + SOBRIETY] * * *
insociability
See insociable. * * *
insociable
—insociability, n. —insociably, adv. /in soh"sheuh beuhl/, adj. unsociable. [1575-85; < L insociabilis. See IN-3, SOCIABLE] * * *
insociably
See insociability. * * *
insofar
/in'seuh fahr", -soh-/, adv. to such an extent (usually fol. by as): I will do the work insofar as I am able. [1590-1600; orig. phrase in so far] * * *
insofaras
insofar as conj. To the extent that. * * *
insol.
insoluble. * * *
insolate
/in"soh layt'/, v.t., insolated, insolating. to expose to the sun's rays; treat by exposure to the sun's rays. [1615-25; < L insolatus ptp. of insolare to place in the sun. See ...
insolation
insolation1 /in'soh lay"sheuhn/, n. exposure to the sun's rays, esp. as a process of treatment. [1605-15; < L insolation- (s. of insolatio). See INSOLATE, ...
insole
/in"sohl'/, n. 1. the inner sole of a shoe or boot. 2. a thickness of material laid as an inner sole within a shoe, esp. for comfort. [1850-55; IN + SOLE2] * * *
insolence
/in"seuh leuhns/, n. 1. contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech. 2. the quality or condition of being insolent. [1350-1400; ME < L insolentia. See INSOLENT, ...
insolent
—insolently, adv. /in"seuh leuhnt/, adj. 1. boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting: an insolent reply. n. 2. an insolent person. [1350-1400; ME < L ...
insolently
See insolent. * * *
insolubility
See insoluble. * * *
insolubilize
—insolubilization, n. /in sol"yeuh beuh luyz'/, v.t., insolubilized, insolubilizing. to make incapable of dissolving: a resin insolubilized by heat. [1895-1900; < L ...
insoluble
—insolubility, insolubleness, n. —insolubly, adv. /in sol"yeuh beuhl/, adj. 1. incapable of being dissolved: insoluble salts. 2. incapable of being solved or explained: an ...
insolubleness
See insolubility. * * *
insolubly
See insolubility. * * *
insolvability
See insolvable. * * *
insolvable
—insolvability, n. —insolvably, adv. /in sol"veuh beuhl/, adj. incapable of being solved or explained; insoluble. [1640-50; IN-3 + SOLVABLE] * * *
insolvably
See insolvability. * * *
insolvency
/in sol"veuhn see/, n. the condition of being insolvent; bankruptcy. [1650-60; INSOLV(ENT) + -ENCY] * * * Condition in which liabilities exceed assets so that creditors cannot ...
insolvent
/in sol"veuhnt/, adj. 1. not solvent; unable to satisfy creditors or discharge liabilities, either because liabilities exceed assets or because of inability to pay debts as they ...
insomnia
—insomnious, adj. /in som"nee euh/, n. inability to obtain sufficient sleep, esp. when chronic; difficulty in falling or staying asleep; sleeplessness. [1685-95; < L, equiv. to ...
insomniac
/in som"nee ak'/, n. 1. a person who suffers from insomnia. adj. 2. having insomnia: a nervous, insomniac person. 3. of, pertaining to, or causing insomnia. [1905-10; INSOMNI(A) ...
insomnolence
—insomnolent, adj. —insomnolently, adv. /in som"nl euhns/, n. sleeplessness; insomnia: a troubled week of insomnolence. Also, insomnolency /in som"nl euhn see/. [1815-25; ...
insomuch
/in'seuh much", -soh-/, adv. 1. to such an extent or degree; so (usually fol. by that). 2. inasmuch (usually fol. by as). [1350-1400; ME; orig. phrase in so much] * * *
insomuchas
in·so·much as (ĭn'sō-mŭchʹ) conj. 1. To such extent or degree as. 2. Inasmuch as; since. * * *
insomuchthat
insomuch that conj. With the result that; so. * * *
insouciance
/in sooh"see euhns/; Fr. /aonn sooh syahonns"/, n. the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern; indifference. [1790-1800; < F; see INSOUCIANT, -ANCE] * * *
insouciant
—insouciantly, adv. /in sooh"see euhnt/; Fr. /aonn sooh syahonn"/, adj. free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant. [1820-30; < F, equiv. to in- IN-3 + souciant ...
insouciantly
See insouciant. * * *
insoul
/in sohl"/, v.t. ensoul. * * *
insp
insp abbrev. inspector * * *
insp.
inspector. * * *
inspan
/in span"/, v.t., inspanned, inspanning. South Africa. to yoke or harness. [1825-35; < Afrik; see IN-1, SPAN2] * * *
inspect
—inspectable, adj. —inspectability, n. —inspectingly, adv. /in spekt"/, v.t. 1. to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically: to inspect every part of the ...
inspection
—inspectional, adj. /in spek"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of inspecting or viewing, esp. carefully or critically: an inspection of all luggage on the plane. 2. formal or official ...
inspection arms
a position in military drill in which the missile chamber of a weapon is open for inspection. [1880-85] * * *
inspectional
See inspection. * * *
inspective
/in spek"tiv/, adj. 1. given to inspection; watchful; attentive. 2. of or pertaining to inspection. [1600-10; < LL inspectivus. See INSPECT, -IVE] * * *
inspector
—inspectoral, inspectorial /in'spek tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. —inspectorship, n. /in spek"teuhr/, n. 1. a person who inspects. 2. an officer appointed to inspect. 3. a ...
inspector general
inspector general n. pl. inspectors general an official, as of a government department, whose responsibility is to investigate and report on that department * * *
Inspector Morse
a very popular British television series shown during the 1980s and early 1990s, set in and around Oxford. The main character is a police detective, Inspector Morse, who with his ...
Inspector Rebus
➡ Rankin * * *
Inspector-General, The
/in spek"teuhr jen"euhr euhl/ a comedy (1836) by Gogol. * * *
inspectoral
See inspector. * * *
inspectorate
/in spek"teuhr it/, n. 1. the office or function of an inspector. 2. a body of inspectors. 3. a district under an inspector. [1755-65; INSPECTOR + -ATE3] * * *
inspectorgeneral
inspector general n. pl. inspectors general Abbr. IG An officer with general investigative powers within a civil, military, or other organization. * * *
inspectorial
See inspectoral. * * *
inspectorship
See inspectoral. * * *
insphere
/in sfear"/, v.t., insphered, insphering. ensphere. * * *


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