(In*cube") v. t. To fix firmly, as in cube; to secure or place firmly. [Obs.] Milton.
(In*cu"bi*ture) n. [Cf. L. incubitus.] Incubation. [Obs.] J. Ellis.
(In"cu*bous) a. [From L. incubare to lie on.] (Bot.) Having the leaves so placed that the
upper part of each one covers the base of the leaf next above it, as in hepatic mosses of the genus
Frullania. See Succubous.
(In"cu*bus) n.; pl. E. Incubuses L. Incubi [L., the nightmare. Cf. Incubate.]
1. A demon; a fiend; a lascivious spirit, supposed to have sexual intercourse with women by night. Tylor.
The devils who appeared in the female form were generally called succubi; those who appeared like men
incubi, though this distinction was not always preserved.Lecky.
2. (Med.) The nightmare. See Nightmare.
Such as are troubled with incubus, or witch- ridden, as we call it.Burton.
3. Any oppressive encumbrance or burden; anything that prevents the free use of the faculties.
Debt and usury is the incubus which weighs most heavily on the agricultural resources of Turkey.J. L.
(In*cul"cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inculcated; p. pr. & vb. n. Inculcating ] [L. inculcatus,
p. p. of inculcare to tread on; pref. in- in, on + calcare to tread, fr. calx the heel; perh. akin to E.
heel. Cf. 2d Calk, Heel.] To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the
mind; as, Christ inculcates on his followers humility.
The most obvious and necessary duties of life they have not yet had authority enough to enforce and
inculcate upon men's minds.S. Clarke.
Syn. To instill; infuse; implant; engraft; impress.
(In`cul*ca"tion) n. [L. inculcatio: cf. F. inculcation.] A teaching and impressing by frequent
repetitions. Bp. Hall.
(In*cul"ca*tor) n. [L.] One who inculcates. Boyle.
(In*culk") v. t. [Cf. F. inculquer. See Inculcate.] To inculcate. [Obs.] Sir T. More.
(In*culp") v. t. [Cf. inculper. See Inculpate.] To inculpate. [Obs.] Shelton.
(In*cul"pa*ble) a. [L. inculpabilis: cf. F. incupable.] Faultless; blameless; innocent. South.
An innocent and incupable piece of ignorance.Killingbeck.
(In*cul"pa*ble*ness), n. Blamelessness; faultlessness.
(In*cul"pa*bly), adv. Blamelessly. South.
(In*cul"pate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inculpated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Inculpating ] [LL. inculpatus,
p. p. of inculpare to blame; pref. in- in + culpa fault. See Culpable.] [A word of recent introduction.]
To blame; to impute guilt to; to accuse; to involve or implicate in guilt.
That risk could only exculpate her and not inculpate them the probabilities protected them so perfectly.H. James.