(In*duc"tric In*duc"tric*al) a. (Elec.) Acting by, or in a state of, induction; relating to electrical induction.

(In*due") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Induing.] [Written also endue.] [L. induere to put on, clothe, fr. OL. indu (fr. in- in) + a root seen also in L. exuere to put off, divest, exuviae the skin of an animal, slough, induviae clothes. Cf. Endue to invest.]

1. To put on, as clothes; to draw on.

The baron had indued a pair of jack boots.
Sir W. Scott.

2. To clothe; to invest; hence, to endow; to furnish; to supply with moral or mental qualities.

Indu'd with robes of various hue she flies.

Indued with intellectual sense and souls.

(In*due"ment) n. [From Indue; cf. Indument, Enduement.] The act of induing, or state of being indued; investment; endowment. W. Montagu.

(In*dulge") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indulged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Indulging ] [L. indulgere to be kind or tender to one; cf. OIr. dilgud, equiv. to L. remissio, OIr. dligeth, equiv. to L. lex, Goth. dulgs debt.]

1. To be complacent toward; to give way to; not to oppose or restrain; (a) when said of a habit, desire, etc.: to give free course to; to give one's self up to; as, to indulge sloth, pride, selfishness, or inclinations; (b) when said of a person: to yield to the desire of; to gratify by compliance; to humor; to withhold restraint from; as, to indulge children in their caprices or willfulness; to indulge one's self with a rest or in pleasure.

Hope in another life implies that we indulge ourselves in the gratifications of this very sparingly.

2. To grant as by favor; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request.

Persuading us that something must be indulged to public manners.
Jer. Taylor.

Yet, yet a moment, one dim ray of light
Indulge, dread Chaos, and eternal Night!

It is remarked by Johnson, that if the matter of indulgence is a single thing, it has with before it; if it is a habit, it has in; as, he indulged himself with a glass of wine or a new book; he indulges himself in idleness or intemperance. See Gratify.

(In*dulge"), v. i. To indulge one's self; to gratify one's tastes or desires; esp., to give one's self up (to); to practice a forbidden or questionable act without restraint; — followed by in, but formerly, also, by to. "Willing to indulge in easy vices." Johnson.

(In*dulge"ment) n. Indulgence. [R.] Wood.

(In*dul"gence) n. [L. indulgentia: cf. F. indulgence.]

1. The act of indulging or humoring; the quality of being indulgent; forbearance of restrain or control.

If I were a judge, that word indulgence should never issue from my lips.

They err, that through indulgence to others, or fondness to any sin in themselves, substitute for repentance anything less.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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