adj. Existing or travelling between cities.
—n. - authoritative prohibition.
- rc ch. Sentence debarring a person, or esp. A place, from ecclesiastical functions and privileges. —v. - prohibit (an action).
- forbid the use of.
- (usu. Foll. By from + verbal noun) restrain (a person).
- (usu. Foll. By to) forbid (a thing) to a person. interdiction n. Interdictory adj. [latin dico say]
—n. - surface forming a boundary between two regions.
- means or place of interaction between two systems etc.; interaction (the interface between psychology and education).
- esp. Computing apparatus for connecting two pieces of equipment so that they can be operated jointly. —v. (-cing) (often foll. By with) 1 connect with (another piece of equipment etc.) By an interface.
v. (-ring) 1 (usu. Foll. By with) a (of a person) meddle; obstruct a process etc. B (of a thing) be a hindrance.
- (usu. Foll. By in) intervene, esp. Without invitation or necessity.
- (foll. By with) euphem. Molest or assault sexually.
- (of light or other waves) combine so as to cause interference. [latin ferio strike]
v. (-sing) 1 a (usu. Foll. By with) mix (a thing) with; intersperse. B blend (things).
- (of two things) blend with each other. interfusion n. [latin: related to *fuse1]
v. - utter (words) abruptly or parenthetically.
- interrupt. [latin jacio throw]
v. (-cing) 1 bind intricately together; interweave.
- cross each other intricately. interlacement n.
v. (usu. Foll. By with) mix (writing or speech) with unusual words or phrases. [french]
v. (-ning) put an extra layer of material between the fabric of (a garment) and its lining.
v. Link or be linked together.