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(In`se*cu"tion) n. [L. insecutio, fr. insequi p. p. insecutus. See Ensue.] A following
after; close pursuit. [Obs.] Chapman.
(In*sem"i*nate) v. t. [L. inseminatus, p. p. of inseminare to sow. See Seminate.] To
sow; to impregnate. [Obs.]
(In*sem`i*na"tion) n. A sowing. [Obs.]
(In*sen"sate) a. [L. insensatus. See In- not, and Sensate.] Wanting sensibility; destitute of
sense; stupid; foolish.
The silence and the calmWordsworth.
Of mute, insensate things.
The meddling folly or insensate ambition of statesmen.Buckle.
In*sen"sate*ly, adv. In*sen"sate*ness, n.
(In*sense") v. t. [Pref. in- in + sense.] To make to understand; to instruct. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(In*sen`si*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. insensibilité.]
1. The state or quality of being insensible; want of sensibility; torpor; unconsciousness; as, the insensibility
produced by a fall, or by opiates.
2. Want of tenderness or susceptibility of emotion or passion; dullness; stupidity.
Syn. Dullness; numbness; unfeelingness; stupidity; torpor; apathy; impassiveness; indifference.
(In*sen"si*ble) a. [L. insensibilis: cf. F. insensible. See In- not, and Sensible.]
1. Destitute of the power of feeling or perceiving; wanting bodily sensibility. Milton.
2. Not susceptible of emotion or passion; void of feeling; apathetic; unconcerned; indifferent; as, insensible
to danger, fear, love, etc.; often used with of or to.
Accept an obligation without being a slave to the giver, or insensible to his kindness.Sir H. Wotton.
Lost in their loves, insensible of shame.Dryden.
3. Incapable of being perceived by the senses; imperceptible. Hence: Progressing by imperceptible degrees; slow; gradual; as,
Two small and almost insensible pricks were found upon Cleopatra's arm.Sir T. Browne.
They fall away,Dryden.
And languish with insensible decay.
4. Not sensible or reasonable; meaningless. [Obs.]
If it make the indictment be insensible or uncertain, it shall be quashed.Sir M. Hale.
Syn. Imperceptible; imperceivable; dull; stupid; torpid; numb; unfeeling; apathetic; stoical; impassive; indifferent; unsusceptible; hard; callous.
(In*sen"si*ble*ness), n. Insensibility. Bp. Hall.
(In*sen"si*bly), adv. In a manner not to be felt or perceived; imperceptibly; gradually.
The hills rise insensibly.Addison.