[in-ses-choo-uh s] /ɪnˈsɛs tʃu əs/
guilty of .
being so close or intimate as to prevent proper functioning:
an incestuous relationship between organized crime and government.
relating to or involving incest: an incestuous union
guilty of incest
(obsolete) resulting from incest: an incestuous bastard
resembling incest in excessive or claustrophobic intimacy
1530s, from Latin incestuosus “incestuous,” from incestus “unchaste” (see incest). Figurative use is from 1744. Related: Incestuously; incestuousness.
incestuous in·ces·tu·ous (ĭn-sěs’chōō-əs)
- Inch along
see under by inches
[in-cher] /ˈɪn tʃər/ noun 1. something that has or is associated with a height or length of an inch or a specified number of inches (often used in combination): The flat-screen televisions are 23-inchers.
[inch] /ɪntʃ/ noun 1. a unit of length, 1/12 (0.0833) foot, equivalent to 2.54 centimeters. 2. a very small amount of anything; narrow margin: to win by an inch; to avert disaster by an inch. verb (used with or without object) 3. to move by inches or small degrees: We inched our way along the […]
[inch-meel] /ˈɪntʃ mil/ adverb 1. by ; by ; little by little. /ˈɪntʃˌmiːl/ adverb 1. gradually; inch by inch or little by little