1. Inspecting within; seeing inwardly; capable of, or exercising, inspection; self-conscious.
2. Involving the act or results of conscious knowledge of physical phenomena; contrasted with associational.
J. S. Mill.
(In`tro*sume") v. t. [Pref. intro- + L. sumere to take.] To draw in; to swallow. [Obs.] Evelyn.
1. The act or process of receiving within.
The person is corrupted by the introsusception of a nature which becomes evil thereby.Coleridge.
2. (Med.) Same as Intussusception.
(In`tro*ven"ient) a. [L. introveniens, p. pr. of introvenire to come in; intro within + venire
to come.] Coming in together; entering; commingling. [R.] Sir T. Browne.
(In`tro*ver"sion) n. [See Introvert.] The act of introverting, or the state of being introverted; the
act of turning the mind inward. Berkeley.
(In`tro*vert") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Introverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Introverting.] [Pref. intro- + L.
vertere, versum, to turn.]
1. To turn or bend inward. "Introverted toes." Cowper.
2. To look within; to introspect. Lew Wallace.
(In*trude") v. i. [L. intrudere, intrusum; pref. in- in + trudere to thrust, akin to E. threat. See
Threat.] To thrust one's self in; to come or go in without invitation, permission, or welcome; to encroach; to
trespass; as, to intrude on families at unseasonable hours; to intrude on the lands of another.
Thy wit wants edgeShak.
And manners, to intrude where I am graced.
Some thoughts rise and intrude upon us, while we shun them; others fly from us, when we would hold
(In*trude"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intruded; p. pr. & vb. n. Intruding.]
1. To thrust or force (something) in or upon; especially, to force (one's self) in without leave or welcome; as,
to intrude one's presence into a conference; to intrude one's opinions upon another.
2. To enter by force; to invade. [Obs.]
Why should the worm intrude the maiden bud?Shak.
3. (Geol.) The cause to enter or force a way, as into the crevices of rocks.
Syn. To obtrude; encroach; infringe; intrench; trespass. See Obtrude.
(In*trud"ed) p. a. (Geol.) Same as Intrusive.
(In*trud"er) n. One who intrudes; one who thrusts himself in, or enters without right, or without
leave or welcome; a trespasser.
They were all strangers and intruders.Locke.