n. - physics property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or motion unless an external force is applied.
- a inertness, lethargy. B tendency to remain unchanged (inertia of the system). inertial adj. [latin: related to *inert]
- reel n. Reel allowing a seat-belt to unwind freely but locking on impact etc.
- selling n. Sending of unsolicited goods in the hope of making a sale.
adj. Not exact. inexactitude n. Inexactly adv.
n. Hist. Daughter of a spanish or portuguese king. [spanish and portuguese: related to *infant]
n. Small area of dead tissue caused by an inadequate blood supply. infarction n. [latin farcio farct- stuff]
n. (pl. -s) 1 raging fire.
- scene of horror or distress.
- hell. [italian: related to *infernal]
—n. Unbeliever in esp. The supposed true religion. —adj. - of infidels.
- unbelieving. [latin fides faith]
n. Cricket the part of the ground near the wicket.
v. (-ming) 1 provoke to strong feeling, esp. Anger.
- cause inflammation in; make hot.
- catch or set on fire.
- light up with or as with flames.
v. (-ting) 1 distend with air or gas.
- (usu. Foll. By with; usu. In passive) puff up (with pride etc.).
- a cause inflation of (the currency). B raise (prices) artificially.
- (as inflated adj.) (esp. Of language, opinions, etc.) Bombastic, overblown, exaggerated. [latin inflo -flat-]
v. - change the pitch of (the voice).
- a change the form of (a word) to express grammatical relation. B undergo such a change.
- bend, curve. inflective adj. [latin flecto flex- bend]