Insecution to Insinew

(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 calm
Of mute, insensate things.

The meddling folly or insensate ambition of statesmen.

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.

3. Incapable of being perceived by the senses; imperceptible. Hence: Progressing by imperceptible degrees; slow; gradual; as, insensible motion.

Two small and almost insensible pricks were found upon Cleopatra's arm.
Sir T. Browne.

They fall away,
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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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