Infernal machine, a machine or apparatus maliciously designed to explode, and destroy life or property. - - Infernal stone lunar caustic; formerly so called. The name was also applied to caustic potash.

Syn. — Tartarean; Stygian; hellish; devilish; diabolical; satanic; fiendish; malicious.

(In*fer"nal), n. An inhabitant of the infernal regions; also, the place itself. [Obs.] Drayton.

(In*fer"nal*ly), adv. In an infernal manner; diabolically. "Infernally false." Bp. Hacket.

(In`fe*ro*bran"chi*an) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Inferobranchiata.

(In`fe*ro*bran`chi*a"ta) n. pl. [NL. See Inferobranchiate.] (Zoöl.) A suborder of marine gastropod mollusks, in which the gills are between the foot and the mantle.

(In`fe*ro*bran"chi*ate) a. [L. inferus lower + E. branchiate.] (Zoöl.) Having the gills on the sides of the body, under the margin of the mantle; belonging to the Inferobranchiata.

(In*fer"ri*ble) a. Inferable.

(In*fer"tile) a. [L. infertilis: cf. F. infertile. See In- not, and Fertile.] Not fertile; not productive; barren; sterile; as, an infertile soil.

(In*fer"tile*ly), adv. In an infertile manner.

(In`fer*til"i*ty) n. [L. infertilitas: cf. F. infertilité.] The state or quality of being infertile; unproductiveness; barrenness.

The infertility or noxiousness of the soil.
Sir M. Hale.

(In*fest") a. [L. infestus. See Infest, v. t.] Mischievous; hurtful; harassing. [Obs.] Spenser.

(In*fest"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Infested; p. pr. & vb. n. Infesting.] [L. infestare, fr. infestus disturbed, hostile, troublesome; in in, against + the root of defendere: cf. F. infester. See Defend.] To

Inferiority to Infirm

(In*fe`ri*or"i*ty) [Cf. F. infériorité.] The state of being inferior; a lower state or condition; as, inferiority of rank, of talents, of age, of worth.

A deep sense of our own great inferiority.

(In*fe"ri*or*ly) adv. In an inferior manner, or on the inferior part.

(In*fer"nal) a. [F. infernal, L. infernalis, fr. infernus that which lies beneath, the lower. See Inferior.]

1. Of or pertaining to or suitable for the lower regions, inhabited, according to the ancients, by the dead; pertaining to Pluto's realm of the dead, the Tartarus of the ancients.

The Elysian fields, the infernal monarchy.

2. Of or pertaining to, resembling, or inhabiting, hell; suitable for hell, or to the character of the inhabitants of hell; hellish; diabolical; as, infernal spirits, or conduct.

The instruments or abettors in such infernal dealings.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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