(In*twine") v. t. [Cf. Entwine.] To twine or twist into, or together; to wreathe; as, a wreath of
flowers intwined. [Written also entwine.]
(In*twine"), v. i. To be or to become intwined.
(In*twine"ment) n. The act of intwining, or the state of being intwined.
(In*twist") v. t. [Cf. Entwist.] To twist into or together; to interweave. [Written also entwist.]
(In`u*en"do) n. See Innuendo.
(In"u*lin) n. [From NL. Inula Helenium, the elecampane: cf. F. inuline.] (Chem.) A substance
of very wide occurrence. It is found dissolved in the sap of the roots and rhizomes of many composite
and other plants, as Inula, Helianthus, Campanula, etc., and is extracted by solution as a tasteless,
white, semicrystalline substance, resembling starch, with which it is isomeric. It is intermediate in nature
between starch and sugar. Called also dahlin, helenin, alantin, etc.
(In"u*loid) n. [Inulin + - oid.] (Chem.) A substance resembling inulin, found in the unripe bulbs
of the dahlia.
(In*um"brate) v. t. [L. inumbratus, p. p. of inumbrare to shade.] To shade; to darken.
(In*unc"ted) a. [See Inunction.] Anointed. [Obs.] Cockeram.
(In*unc"tion) n. [L. inunctio, fr. inungere, inunctum, to anoint. See 1st In-, and Unction.]
The act of anointing, or the state of being anointed; unction; specifically (Med.), the rubbing of ointments
into the pores of the skin, by which medicinal agents contained in them, such as mercury, iodide of potash,
etc., are absorbed.
(In*unc`tu*os"i*ty) n. The want of unctuosity; freedom from greasiness or oiliness; as, the
inunctuosity of porcelain clay. Kirwan.
(In*un"dant) a. [L. inundans, p. pr. of inundare.] Overflowing. [R.] Shenstone.
(In*un"date) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inundated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Inundating.] [L. inundatus, p.
p. of inundare to inundate; pref. in- in + undare to rise in waves, to overflow, fr. unda a wave. See
1. To cover with a flood; to overflow; to deluge; to flood; as, the river inundated the town.
2. To fill with an overflowing abundance or superfluity; as, the country was inundated with bills of credit.
Syn. To overflow; deluge; flood; overwhelm; submerge; drown.
(In`un*da"tion) n. [L. inundatio: cf. F. inondation.]
1. The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of
water over grounds.
With inundation wide the deluge reigns,Wilkie.
Drowns the deep valleys, and o'erspreads the plains.
2. An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation
To stop the inundation of her tears.Shak.