(In"fan*try) n. [F. infanterie, It. infanteria, fr. infante infant, child, boy servant, foot soldier, fr. L. infans, - antis, child; foot soldiers being formerly the servants and followers of knights. See Infant.]

1. A body of children. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

2. (Mil.) A body of soldiers serving on foot; foot soldiers, in distinction from cavalry.

(In*farce") v. t. [L. infarcire: pref. in- in + farcire, fartum and farctum, to stuff, cram.] To stuff; to swell. [Obs.]

The body is infarced with . . . watery humors.
Sir T. Elyot.

(In*farc"tion) n. [See Infarce.] The act of stuffing or filling; an overloading and obstruction of any organ or vessel of the body; constipation.

(In"fare`) n. [AS. infær entrance.] A house-warming; especially, a reception, party, or entertainment given by a newly married couple, or by the husband upon receiving the wife to his house. [Written also infair.] [Scot., & Local, U. S.]

(In*fash"ion*a*ble), a. Unfashionable. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

(In*fat"i*ga*ble) a. [L. infatigabilis: cf. F. infatigable.] Indefatigable. [Obs.] Daniel.

(In*fat"u*ate) a. [L. infatuatus, p. p. of infatuare to infatuate; pref. in- in + fatuus foolish. See Fatuous.] Infatuated. Bp. Hall.

(In*fat"u*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Infatuated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Infatuating.]

1. To make foolish; to affect with folly; to weaken the intellectual powers of, or to deprive of sound judgment.

The judgment of God will be very visible in infatuating a people . . . ripe and prepared for destruction.

2. To inspire with a foolish and extravagant passion; as, to be infatuated with gaming.

The people are . . . infatuated with the notion.

(In*fat"u*a`ted) a. Overcome by some foolish passion or desire; affected by infatuation.

(In*fat`u*a"tion) n. [LL. infatuatio: cf. F. infatuation.] The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates.

The infatuations of the sensual and frivolous part of mankind are amazing; but the infatuations of the learned and sophistical are incomparably more so.
I. Taylor.

Such is the infatuation of self- love.

(In*faust") a. [L. infaustus; pref. in- not + faustus fortunate, lucky.] Not favorable; unlucky; unpropitious; sinister. [R.] Ld. Lytton.

(In*faust"ing) n. The act of making unlucky; misfortune; bad luck. [Obs.] Bacon.

(In*fea`si*bil"i*ty) n. The state of being infeasible; impracticability.

(In*fea"si*ble) a. Not capable of being done or accomplished; impracticable. Glanvill.

(In*fea"si*ble*ness), n. The state of quality of being infeasible; infeasibility. W. Montagu.

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