(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.Clarendon.
2. To inspire with a foolish and extravagant passion; as, to be infatuated with gaming.
The people are . . . infatuated with the notion.Addison.
(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.Blair.
(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.