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(||In`di*gof"e*ra) n. [NL., from E. indigo + L. ferre to bear.] (Bot.) A genus of leguminous
plants having many species, mostly in tropical countries, several of them yielding indigo, esp. Indigofera
tinctoria, and I. Anil.
(In"di*go*gen) n. [Indigo + -gen.]
1. (Chem.) See Indigo white, under Indigo.
2. (Physiol. Chem.) Same as Indican, 2.
(In`di*gom"e*ter) n. [Indigo + -meter.] An instrument for ascertaining the strength of an
indigo solution, as in volumetric analysis. Ure.
(In`di*gom"e*try) n. The art or method of determining the coloring power of indigo.
(In`di*got"ic) a. [Cf. F. indigotique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, indigo; as, indigotic
acid, which is also called anilic or nitrosalicylic acid.
(In"di*go*tin) n. (Chem.) See Indigo blue, under Indigo.
(In`dig*ru"bin) n. [Indigo + L. ruber red.] (Physiol. Chem.) Same as Urrhodin.
(In`di*hu"min) n. [Indican + humin.] (Chem.) A brown amorphous substance resembling
humin, and obtained from indican.
(In*dil"a*to*ry) a. Not dilatory. [Obs.]
(In*dil"i*gence) n. [L. indiligentia: cf. F. indiligence.] Want of diligence. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(In*dil"i*gent) a. [L. indiligens: cf. F. indiligent. See Diligent.] Not diligent; idle; slothful. [Obs.]
Feltham. In*dil"i*gent*ly, adv. [Obs.]
(In`di*min"ish*a*ble) a. Incapable of being diminished. [R.] Milton.
(In"din) n. [From Indigo.] (Chem.) A dark red crystalline substance, isomeric with and resembling
indigo blue, and obtained from isatide and dioxindol.
(In`di*rect") a. [Pref. in- not + direct: cf. F. indirect.]
1. Not direct; not straight or rectilinear; deviating from a direct line or course; circuitous; as, an indirect
2. Not tending to an aim, purpose, or result by the plainest course, or by obvious means, but obliquely
or consequentially; by remote means; as, an indirect accusation, attack, answer, or proposal.
By what bypaths and indirect, crooked waysShak.
I met this crown.
3. Not straightforward or upright; unfair; dishonest; tending to mislead or deceive.
Indirect dealing will be discovered one time or other.Tillotson.
4. Not resulting directly from an act or cause, but more or less remotely connected with or growing out
of it; as, indirect results, damages, or claims.
5. (Logic & Math.) Not reaching the end aimed at by the most plain and direct method; as, an indirect
proof, demonstration, etc.