1. reciprocal action and reaction

    Type Of : interaction


  1. the official who holds an office

    Synonyms : officeholder
    Type Of : official, holder, functionary
  2. currently holding an office

    Examples :
    • the incumbent governor
  3. lying or leaning on something else

    Examples :
    • an incumbent geological formation
  4. necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility; morally binding

    Examples :
    • it is incumbent on them to pay their own debts


  1. normally existing at birth

    Synonyms : connatural, inbred
  2. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development

    Synonyms : congenital, innate


  1. deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye

    Synonyms : indigo plant, indigofera tinctoria
    Type Of : bush, shrub
  2. a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically

    Synonyms : anil, indigotin
    Type Of : dye, dyestuff
  3. a blue-violet color

    Type Of : reddish blue, violet
  4. having a color between blue and violet

    Examples :
    • indigo flowers

in general

  1. without distinction of one from others

    Synonyms : generally, in the main
    Examples :
    • he is interested in snakes in general


  1. speak against in an impassioned manner

    Synonyms : declaim
    Type Of : protest
  2. complain bitterly

    Synonyms : rail
    Type Of : plain, kick, kvetch, complain, sound off, quetch


  1. an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict

    Synonyms : insurgence
    Type Of : insurrection, rebellion, revolt, rising, uprising


  1. between or among stars

    Examples :
    • the density of hydrogen in interplanetary and interstellar space


  1. made industrial; converted to industrialism

    Synonyms : industrialized


  1. be a signal for or a symptom of

    Synonyms : bespeak, betoken, point, signal
    Type Of : tell
    Examples :
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
  2. indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

    Synonyms : designate, point, show
    Type Of : inform
    Examples :
    • he indicated his opponents
  3. give evidence of

    Synonyms : argue
    Type Of : lay out, present, represent
    Examples :
    • The results indicate the need for more work
  4. suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine

    Antonyms : contraindicate
    Type Of : inform
    Examples :
    • Tetracycline is indicated in such cases
  5. to state or express briefly

    Antonyms : contraindicate
    Type Of : inform
    Examples :
    • indicated his wishes in a letter