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IN'WIT, n. [in and wit.]

Mind; understanding. [Obs.]

IN-WOOD', v.t.

To hide in woods. Sidney.


Hidden in woods.


Worked in; operated within.


Internal operation; energy within. Macknight.

IN-WORK'ING, ppr. [or a. in and work.]

Working or operating within.

IN-WOVE', or IN-WOV'EN, pp. [of inweave.]

Woven in; intertwined by weaving.

IN-WRAP', v.t. [inrap'. in and wrap.]

  1. To involve; to infold; to cover by wrapping; as, to be inwrapped in smoke or in a cloud; to inwrap in a cloke.
  2. To involve in difficulty or perplexity; to perplex. Bacon.
  3. To ravish or transport. [Ill. See Rap.]


Involved; covered by wrapping.


Covering by wrapping.

IN-WREATH', v.t. [inre'the. in and wreathe.]

To surround or encompass as with a wreath, or with something in the form of a wreath. Resplendent locks inwreathed with beams. Milton.

IN-WROUGHT', pp. [or a. inraut'. in and wrought, from work.]

Wrought or worked in or among other things; adorned with figures. Milton.

I'O-DATE, n. [See Iodine.]

Any compound of iodic acid with a base.

I'O-DIC, a. [Iodic acid.]

An acid compound consisting of iodin oxygenized to the highest point.

I'O-DID, n.

A non-acid compound of iodin with a metal or other substance.

I'O-DIN, or I'O-DINE, n. [Gr. ιωδης, resembling a violet.]

In chimistry, a peculiar acidifying and basifying substance, discovered by Courtois, a manufacturer of salt-peter in Paris. It is obtained from certain sea-weeds or marine plants. At the ordinary temperature of the atmosphere it is a solid, apparently a simple substance, at least hitherto undecomposed. It is incombustible, but in combining with several bodies, it exhibits the phenomena of combustion; hence it has been considered a supporter of combustion. Like chlorine, it destroys vegetable colors, but with less energy. Its color is bluish black or grayish black, of a metallic luster. It is often in scales, resembling those of micaceous iron ore; sometimes in brilliant rhomboidal plates, or in elongated octahedrons. Its taste is acrid, and it is somewhat poisonous. It is fusible at 225º of Fahrenheit. The color of its vapor is a beautiful violet, whence its name. Henry. Ure.

I'O-DOUS, a.

Iodous acid is a compound of iodin and oxygen, containing less of the latter than iodic acid.

I-OD'U-RET, n.

A non-acid compound of iodin and a metallic or other base. Synonymous with iodid.

I'O-LITE, n. [Gr. ιον, a violet, and λιθος, stone.]

A mineral of a violet blue color, with a shade of purple or black, called also dichroit and cordierite. It occurs in regular six-sided prisms. Its varieties are peliom and steinheilite. Cleaveland. Note. By the regular principles of pronouncing the Greek iota and the Shemitic jod, this word ought to be pronounced yolite.

I-ON'IC, a. [from Ionia.]

  1. The Ionic order, in architecture, is that species of column named from Ionia, in Greece. It is more slender than the Doric and Tuscan, but less slender and less ornamented than the Corinthian and Composite. It is simple, but majestic; its highth is 18 modules, and that of the entablature four and a half. Encyc.
  2. The Ionic dialect of the Greek language, is the dialect used in Ionia.
  3. The Ionic sect of philosophers, was that founded by Thales of Miletus, in Ionia. Their distinguishing tenet was, that water is the principle of all natural things. Encyc.
  4. Denoting an airy kind of music. The Ionic or Ionian mode was, reckoning from grave to acute, the second of the five middle modes. Busby.

I-O'TA, n. [Gr. name of the letter i.]

A tittle, a very small quantity or degree. We use jot, a change of the same name.


A medicine of the shops produced by a considerable number of plants. That which is considered the best, is the root of Cephaëlis Ipecacuanha of South America. Ipecacuanha is a little wrinkled root about the thickness of a moderate quill, much used as an emetic, and against diarrheas and dysenteries. Cyc.

IPSE-DIXIT, n. [Ipse dixit; L. he asserts.]

A mere saying or assertion, without proof.

IPSO-FACTO, adv. [Ipso facto; L.]

In fact, in reality, or by the fact.