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IMPETICOS, im-pet'i-kos, (_Shak._) a word coined by the fool in _Twelfth Night_, perhaps meaning _impocket_.

IMPETIGO, im-pe-t[=i]'go, _n._ a skin disease characterised by thickly-set clusters of pustules.--_adj._ IMPETIG'INOUS. [L.--_impet[)e]re_, to rush upon, attack.]

IMPETRATE, im'p[=e]-tr[=a]t, _v.t._ to obtain by entreaty or petition.--_n._ IMPETR[=A]'TION.--_adjs._ IM'PETRATIVE, IM'PETR[=A]TORY.

IMPETUOUS, im-pet'[=u]-us, _adj._ rushing upon with impetus or violence: vehement in feeling: passionate.--adv. IMPET'UOUSLY.--_ns._ IMPET'UOUSNESS, IMPETUOS'ITY.

IMPETUS, im'pe-tus, _n._ an attack: force or quantity of motion: violent tendency to any point. [L.,--_in_, in, _pet[)e]re_, to fall upon.]

IMPI, IM'PI, _n._ a body of Kaffir warriors. [S. Afr.]

IMPICTURED, im-pik't[=u]rd, _adj._ (_Spens._) painted.

IMPIERCEABLE, im-p[=e]rs'a-bl, _adj._ (_Spens._) incapable of being pierced.

IMPIGNORATE, im-pig'n[=o]-r[=a]t, _v.t._ to pledge or pawn.--_n._ IMPIGNOR[=A]'TION.

IMPINGE, im-pinj', _v.i_ (with _on_, _upon_, _against_) to strike or fall against: to touch upon.--_n._ IMPINGE'MENT.--_adj._ IMPING'ENT, striking against. [L. _imping[)e]re_--_in_, against, _ping[)e]re_, to strike.]

IMPIOUS, im'pi-us, _adj._ irreverent; wanting in veneration for God: profane.--_adv._ IM'PIOUSLY.--_ns._ IM'PIOUSNESS, IMP[=I]'ETY.

IMPLACABLE, im-pl[=a]k'a-bl, _adj._ not to be appeased: inexorable: irreconcilable.--_ns._ IMPLAC'ABLENESS, IMPLACABIL'ITY.--_adv._ IMPLAC'ABLY.

IMPLACENTAL, im-pla-sen'tal, _adj._ having no placenta, as certain marsupial animals.

IMPLANT, im-plant', _v.t._ to fix into: to insert: to infuse.--_n._ IMPLANT[=A]'TION, the act of infixing.

IMPLATE, im-pl[=a]t', _v.t._ to put a plate or covering upon: to sheathe.

IMPLAUSIBLE, im-plawz'i-bl, _adj._ not plausible, incredible.--_n._ IMPLAUSIBIL'ITY.

IMPLEACH, im-pl[=e]ch',_ v.t._ (_Shak._) to intertwine.

IMPLEAD, im-pl[=e]d', _v.t._ to prosecute a suit at law.--_n._ IMPLEAD'ER.

IMPLEDGE, im-plej', _v.t._ to pledge.

IMPLEMENT, im'ple-ment, _n._ a tool or instrument of labour.--_v.t._ to give effect to: to fulfil or perform.--_adj._ IMPLEMEN'TAL, acting as an implement.--_n._ IMPL[=E]'TION, a filling: the state of being full. [Low L.

_implementum_--L. _im-pl[=e]re_, to fill.]

IMPLEX, im'pleks, _adj._ not simple: complicated.--_n._ IMPLEX'ION.--_adj._ IMPLEX'UOUS. [L. _implexus_--_in_, into, _plect[)e]re_, to twine.]

IMPLICATE, im'pli-k[=a]t, _v.t._ (with _by_, _in_, _with_) to enfold: to involve: to entangle.--_ns._ IM'PLICATE, the thing implied; IMPLIC[=A]'TION, the act of implicating: entanglement: that which is implied.--_adj._ IM'PLICATIVE, tending to implicate.--_adv._ IM'PLICATIVELY.--_adj._ IMPLIC'IT, implied: relying entirely, unquestioning: (_rare_) entangled, involved.--_adv._ IMPLIC'ITLY.--_n._ IMPLIC'ITNESS. [L. _implic[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_in_, in, _plic[=a]re_, to fold.]

IMPLORE, im-pl[=o]r', _v.t._ to ask earnestly: to beg.--_ns._ IMPLOR[=A]'TION; IMPLOR'[=A]TOR (_Shak._), one who implores or entreats.--_adj._ IMPLOR'ATORY.--_n._ IMPLOR'ER (_Spens._), one who implores.--_adv._ IMPLOR'INGLY, in an imploring manner. [Fr.,--L.

_implor[=a]re_--_in_, in, _plor[=a]re_, to weep aloud.]

IMPLUVIUM, im-pl[=oo]'vi-um, _n._ in ancient Roman houses, the square basin in the _atrium_ or hall into which the rain-water was received.

[L.,--_implu[)e]re_--_in_, in, _plu[)e]re_, to rain.]

IMPLY, im-pl[=i]', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to enfold: to include in reality, to express indirectly: to mean: to signify:--_pr.p._ imply'ing; _pa.p._ implied'.--_adv._ IMPL[=I]'EDLY. [O. Fr. _empleier_--L. _implic[=a]re_.]

IMPOCKET, im-pok'et, _v.t._ to put in the pocket.

IMPOLITE, im-po-l[=i]t', _adj._ of unpolished manners: uncivil.--_adv._ IMPOLITE'LY.--_n._ IMPOLITE'NESS.

IMPOLITIC, im-pol'i-tik, _adj._ imprudent: unwise: inexpedient.--_n._ IMPOL'ICY.--_adv._ IMPOL'ITICLY.

IMPONDERABLE, im-pon'd[.e]r-a-bl, _adj._ not able to be weighed: without sensible weight.--_ns._ IMPON'DERABLENESS, IMPONDERABIL' IMPON'DERABLES, fluids without sensible weight, as heat, light, electricity, and magnetism, considered as material--still used of ether.

IMPONE, im-p[=o]n', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to place or put on, to stake, as a wager.--_adj._ IMPON'ENT, competent to impose an obligation.--_n._ one who imposes. [L. _impon[)e]re_--in, on, _pon[)e]re_, to place.]

IMPORT, im-p[=o]rt', _v.t._ to carry into: to bring from abroad: to convey, as a word: to signify: to be of consequence to: to interest.--_n._ IM'PORT, that which is brought from abroad: meaning: importance: tendency.--_adj._ IMPORT'ABLE, that may be imported or brought into a country.--_ns._ IMPORT'ANCE; IMPORT'ANCY (_Shak._).--_adj._ IMPORT'ANT, of great import or consequence: momentous: pompous.--_adv._ IMPORT'ANTLY.--_ns._ IMPORT[=A]'TION, the act of importing: the commodities imported; IMPORT'ER, one who brings in goods from abroad.--_adj._ IMPORT'LESS (_Shak._), without consequence. [Fr.,--L. _import[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_in_, in, _port[=a]re_, to carry.]

IMPORTUNE, im-p[=o]r-t[=u]n', _v.t._ to urge with troublesome application: to press urgently: (_Spens._) to import, signify (a false use): to molest, as a beggar, prostitute, &c.--_ns._ IMPOR'TUNACY, IMPORT'UN[=A]TENESS.--_adj._ IMPORT'UN[=A]TE, troublesomely urgent.--_adv._ IMPORT'UN[=A]TELY.--_adj._ IMPORT'UNE, untimely: importunate.--_adv._ IMPORTUNE'LY.--_ns._ IMPORTUN'ER; IMPORTUN'ITY. [Fr.,--L.

_importunus_--_in_, not, _portus_, a harbour.]

IMPOSE, im-p[=o]z', _v.t._ to place upon: to lay on: to enjoin or command: to put over by authority or force: to obtrude unfairly: to pass off: (_print._) to arrange or place in a chase, as pages of type.--_v.i._ (with _upon_) to mislead or deceive: act with constraining effect.--_n._ (_Shak._) command, injunction.--_adjs._ IMPOS'ABLE, capable of being imposed or laid on; IMPOS'ING, commanding: adapted to impress forcibly.--_adv._ IMPOS'INGLY.--_ns._ IMPOS'INGNESS; IMPOSI'TION, a laying on: laying on of hands in ordination: a tax, a burden: a deception. [Fr.

_imposer_--L. _in_, on, _pon[)e]re_, to place.]

IMPOSSIBLE, im-pos'i-bl, _adj._ that which cannot be done: that cannot exist: absurd, or excessively odd.--_n._ IMPOSSIBIL'ITY.


IMPOST, im'p[=o]st, _n._ a tax, esp. on imports: (_archit._) that part of a pillar in vaults and arches on which the weight of the building is laid.

[O. Fr. _impost_ (Fr. _impot_)--L. _impon[)e]re_, to lay on.]

IMPOSTHUME, impos't[=u]m, _n._ an abscess.--_v.i._ IMPOS'THUM[=A]TE, to form an imposthume or abscess.--_v.t._ to affect with an imposthume.--_adj._ affected with such.--_n._ one swelled or bloated.--_n._ IMPOSTHUM[=A]'TION, the act of forming an abscess: an abscess. [A corr. of _apostume_, itself a corr. of _aposteme_--Gr. _apost[=e]ma_, a separation of corrupt matter--_apo_, away, and the root of _hist[=e]mi_, I set up.]

IMPOSTOR, im-pos'tur, _n._ one who practises imposition or fraud.--_n._ IMPOS'T[=U]RE.--_adj._ IMPOS'T[=U]ROUS.

IMPOTENT, im'po-tent, _adj._ powerless: without sexual power: wanting the power of self-restraint.--_ns._ IM'POTENCE, IM'POTENCY.--_adv._ IM'POTENTLY.

IMPOUND, im-pownd', _v.t._ to confine, as in a pound: to restrain within limits: to take possession of.--_n._ IMPOUND'AGE, the act of impounding cattle.

IMPOVERISH, im-pov'[.e]r-ish, _v.t._ to make poor: to exhaust the resources (as of a nation), or fertility (as of the soil).--_n._ IMPOV'ERISHMENT.

[From O. Fr. _empovrir_ (Fr. _appauvrir_)--L. _in_, in, _pauper_, poor.]

IMPRACTICABLE, im-prak'tik-a-bl, _adj._ not able to be done: unmanageable: stubborn.--_ns._ IMPRAC'TICABILITY, IMPRAC'TICABLENESS.--_adv._ IMPRAC'TICABLY.

IMPRECATE, im'pre-k[=a]t, _v.t._ to pray for good or evil upon: to curse.--_n._ IMPREC[=A]'TION, the act of imprecating: a curse.--_adj._ IM'PRECATORY. [L. _imprec[=a]ri_--_in_, upon, _prec[=a]ri_, _-[=a]tus_, to pray.]

IMPREGN, im-pr[=e]n', _v.t._ (_Milt._) to impregnate.

IMPREGNABLE, im-preg'na-bl, _adj._ that cannot be seized: that cannot be moved.--_n._ IMPREGNABIL'ITY.--_adv._ IMPREG'NABLY. [Fr. _imprenable_--L.

_in_, not, _prend[)e]re_, _prehend[)e]re_, to take.]

IMPREGNATE, im-preg'n[=a]t, _v.t._ to make pregnant: to impart the particles or qualities of one thing to another: saturate.--_n._ IMPREGN[=A]'TION, the act of impregnating: that with which anything is impregnated. [Low L. _impraegn[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_in_, in, _praegnans_, pregnant.]

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