from The Century Dictionary.
- Not generable; incapable of being engendered or produced.
- That may be ingenerated or produced within.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Incapable of being engendered or produced; original.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective rare incapable of being
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That such abstract ideas, with names to them, as we have been speaking of are essences, may further appear by what we are told concerning essences, viz. that they are all ingenerable and incorruptible.
The same unwarranted equation of the two meanings of soul underlies the third argument, (3) the soul as self-moving, which states that since the soul moves itself and is the source of movement and life, it must be immortal because that which moves itself is incor - ruptible and ingenerable (Phaedrus 245C-246A).
Seasoning from the common course of nature, and without supposing any new interposition of the Supreme Cause, which ought always to be excluded from philosophy, _what is incorruptible must also be ingenerable_.
The schools, proceeding from the illusions of sense, had carried this distinction very far; and had established the latter substances to be ingenerable, incorruptible, unalterable, impassable; and had assigned all the opposite qualities to the former.
Prima_ are neither ingenerable nor incorruptible Substances; since by his _Alkahest_ some of them may be produc'd of Bodies that were before of another Denomination; and by the same powerfull _Menstruum_ all of them may be reduc'd into insipid Water.
The Sceptical Chymist or Chymico-Physical Doubts & Paradoxes, Touching the Spagyrist's Principles Commonly call'd Hypostatical; As they are wont to be Propos'd and Defended by the Generality of Alchymists. Whereunto is præmis'd Part of another Discourse relating to the same Subject.
"Reasoning from the common course of nature, what is incorruptible must also be ingenerable.