Inservient In*serv"i*ent, a. [L. inserviens, p. pr. of inservire.] Conducive; instrumental. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • inservient — ə̇nˈsərvēənt adjective Etymology: Latin inservient , inserviens, present participle of inservire to serve, from in in (II) + servire to serve more at serve archaic : serving or subservient to (as an end or purpose) : conducive …   Useful english dictionary

  • inservient — in·ser·vi·ent …   English syllables

  • Inutility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inutility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inutility inutility Sgm: N 1 uselessness uselessness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 inefficacy inefficacy futility Sgm: N 1 ineptitude ineptitude inaptitude Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • Constriction — Con*stric tion, n. [L. constrictio: cf. F. constriction.] 1. The act of constricting by means of some inherent power or by movement or change in the thing itself, as distinguished from compression. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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