Syn. Invasion; inroad; raid; foray; sally; attack; onset; irruption. See Invasion.
(In*cur"sive) a. Making an incursion; invasive; aggressive; hostile.
(In*cur"tain) v. t. To curtain. [Obs.]
(In*cur"vate) a. [L. incurvatus, p. p. of incurvare to crook; pref. in- in + curvus bent. See
Curve, and cf. Incurve.] Curved; bent; crooked. Derham.
(In*cur"vate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incurvated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Incurvating.] To turn from a
straight line or course; to bend; to crook. Cheyne.
(In`cur*va"tion) n. [L. incurvatio: cf. F. incurvation.]
1. The act of bending, or curving.
2. The state of being bent or curved; curvature.
An incurvation of the rays.Derham.
3. The act of bowing, or bending the body, in respect or reverence. "The incurvations of the knee." Bp.
(In*curve") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incurved (-kûvd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Incurving.] [See Incurvate.]
To bend; to curve; to make crooked.
(In*curved") a. [Pref. in- in + curved.] (Bot.) Bending gradually toward the axis or center,
as branches or petals.
(In*cur"vi*ty) n. [From L. incurvus bent. See Incurvate.] A state of being bent or curved; incurvation; a
bending inwards. Sir T. Browne.
(||In"cus) n. [L., anvil.]
1. An anvil.
2. (Anat.) One of the small bones in the tympanum of the ear; the anvil bone. See Ear.
3. (Zoöl.) The central portion of the armature of the pharynx in the Rotifera.
(In*cuse") a. [See Incuse, v. t.] (Numismatics) Cut or stamped in, or hollowed out by engraving.
"Irregular incuse square." Dr. W. Smith.
(In*cuse" In*cuss") v. t. [L. incussus, p. p. of incutere to strike. See 1st In-, and Concuss.]
To form, or mold, by striking or stamping, as a coin or medal.
(In*cute") v. t. [See Incuse.] To strike or stamp in. [Obs.] Becon.
(In*cyst") v. t. See Encyst.
(In*cyst"ed), a. See Encysted.
(Ind) n. India. [Poetical] Shak. Milton.
(In"da*gate) v. t. [L. indagatus, p. p. of indagare to seek.] To seek or search out. [Obs.]
(In`da*ga"tion) n. [L. indagatio: cf. F. indagation.] Search; inquiry; investigation. [Obs.]