(||Ap`o*ro"sa) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. . See Aporia.] (Zoöl.) A group of corals in which the coral is
not porous; opposed to Perforata.
(Ap`o*rose") a. (Zoöl.) Without pores.
(A*port") adv. [Pref. a- + port.] (Naut.) On or towards the port or left side; said of the helm.
(||Ap`o*si`o*pe"sis) n. [L., fr. Gr. from to be quite silent.] (Rhet.) A figure of speech in
which the speaker breaks off suddenly, as if unwilling or unable to state what was in his mind; as, "I declare
to you that his conduct but I can not speak of that, here."
(Ap`o*sit"ic), a. [Gr. from + food.] (Med.) Destroying the appetite, or suspending hunger.
(A*pos"ta*sy) n.; pl. Apostasies [OE. apostasie, F. apostasie, L. apostasia, fr. Gr. a standing
off from, a defection, fr. to stand off, revolt; from + to stand. See Off and Stand.] An abandonment of
what one has voluntarily professed; a total desertion of departure from one's faith, principles, or party; esp.,
the renunciation of a religious faith; as, Julian's apostasy from Christianity.
(A*pos"tate) n. [L. apostata, Gr. fr. . See Apostasy.]
1. One who has forsaken the faith, principles, or party, to which he before adhered; esp., one who has
forsaken his religion for another; a pervert; a renegade.
2. (R. C. Ch.) One who, after having received sacred orders, renounces his clerical profession.
(A*pos"tate), a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, apostasy; faithless to moral allegiance; renegade.
So spake the apostate angel.
A wretched and apostate state.
(A*pos"tate), v. i. [L. apostatare.] To apostatize. [Obs.]
We are not of them which apostate from Christ.
(Ap`o*stat"ic) a. [L. apostaticus, Gr. .] Apostatical. [R.]
(Ap`o*stat"ic*al) a. Apostate.
An heretical and apostatical church.
(A*pos"ta*tize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Apostatized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Apostatizing.] [LL. apostatizare.]
To renounce totally a religious belief once professed; to forsake one's church, the faith or principles once
held, or the party to which one has previously adhered.
He apostatized from his old faith in facts, took to believing in emblances.
(A*pos"te*mate) v. i. [See Aposteme.] To form an abscess; to swell and fill with pus.
(A*pos`te*ma"tion) n. [LL. apostematio: cf. F. apostémation.] (Med.) The formation of
an aposteme; the process of suppuration. [Written corruptly imposthumation.] Wiseman.
(Ap`os*tem"a*tous) a. Pertaining to, or partaking of the nature of, an aposteme.