intrinse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See intrinsic and intense.

Adjective[edit]

intrinse (comparative more intrinse, superlative most intrinse)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) Tightly drawn; or (perhaps) intricate.
    Like rats, oft bite the holy cords atwain, / Which are too intrinse to unloose. — Shakespeare.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.